I work from a Humanistic perspective and my training is integrative, which basically means I'm able to draw on a number of theories. What underpins my approach is a firm belief in the healing potential of the therapeutic relationship – and research shows that the relationship is the most important factor. Being truly listened to, valued and understood goes a long way towards improving wellbeing.
During our initial conversations we'll explore together what you'd like to achieve through counselling, so that we can set goals and review regularly. My aim is to support you, but also to offer challenge and an alternative perspective at times. Therapy isn't easy or entered into lightly, but the fact that you are considering it, is a positive step…
I bring the same qualities to my work with couples as I do to individual work, however the focus is on the dynamics of the relationship between you. Becoming more aware of your relational patterns in the therapy room can be key to improving relationships outside. I won't take sides or tell you what to do, because I believe that each person has a subjective experience that is valid and worthy of attention. My aim is to facilitate better communication so that you gain an understanding of the other's perspective, and from there you can begin to move forward.