What underpins my work is a firm belief in the healing potential of the therapeutic relationship - and research shows this is what counts. My approach is down-to-earth and I hope you will feel you can talk freely without fear of being judged.
I'll work with you in a collaborative way drawing on a number of theories in order to tailor my work to your needs. For example, I might draw on elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Transactional Analysis (TA). I'll take a pragmatic view and work with your preferences.
During our initial conversations we'll explore what you'd like to gain from your sessions and how we can best work together to achieve this. We'll review regularly to ensure we're on track and working at a pace that's right for you.
Rather than give advice I'll help you gain a better understanding and acceptance of yourself and encourage you to develop your own resources and build resilience. This will mean that as well as listening to you I will offer appropriate challenge and an alternative perspective at times.
If you come to counselling as a couple - or any other relationship - the focus of the sessions will be on the dynamics of that relationship. Rather than taking sides, I aim to facilitate more authentic communication between you and help you understand what's going on. In this way you can work towards a resolution.
If you have any questions about the way that I work, or what to expect, please get in touch.