What's right for you?
How can you tell which therapist is right for you? The answer is: you can't, until you meet with them.
I am a qualified counsellor and member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists, working to their tightly formulated Code of Ethics. This allows me to provide a safe place in which to explore your feelings and events that life throws at you, without judgement.
I have experience in helping women and men cope with depression, anxiety, the challenges of parenthood, grieving the passing of a loved one or of a relationship, working with child clients and their parents, adoption issues and identity issues - from cultural to gender, and surviving sexual abuse.
I am an Integrative Therapist which means that, in my view, there is no single approach to treat individual clients in all situations. Each person needs to be considered as a whole, and best counselling techniques are tailored to your individual needs. I often suggest incorporating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques where practical. I am always keen to share psychoeducational insights. These are informed psychological explanations of various conditions - e.g. anxiety, low self esteem, depression - so that you are aware of the mind-body system and how it reacts or copes in these situations. Usually these coping mechanisms have run their course and are no longer helping you to survive. This work takes time.
At our first session we can discuss what will best suit your needs.
If you would like to explore working with me then please email me. I will then write back answering your questions and offering a time to meet if you so wish. Alternatively, you can text me, leaving a message. I can then call you back at the time you suggest, hopefully answering your queries and helping you in your decision.