"I have become stronger, more confident."
My counselling method is based on the Person-Centred Therapy view that everyone has the capacity for personal growth, change and self-actualisation, given the right therapeutic conditions. These core conditions, or values inform my practice: unconditional acceptance, empathy and genuineness. Rather than hiding behind the façade of expert and directing the therapy, my aim is to enable clients to find their own inner resources for resolving personal problems. This therapeutic space is proven to help the client to become self-healing, self-accepting and resilient. Clients will also experience being more empowered therefore better able to manage life challenges, creating a more fulfilling life.
I also incorporate Mindfulness and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tools which have successfully helped individuals to manage negative thoughts, compulsive self-criticism, low mood/depression and anxiety.
I am available to see you face to face at my office or by telephone.
AREAS OF SPECIALITY
I can assist you to manage and overcome the following mental health concerns and presenting issues:
Abuse and neglect
Academic performance issues
Bereavement and loss
Bipolar Disorder/manic depression
Bullying and Cyberbullying
Employer grievance or disciplinary
Family Issues (including coping with divorce and separation)
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Managing change and transitions
Negative or intrusive thoughts
Over-thinking and worry
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
School stress and academic pressure
Smoking (tobacco or cannabis)
Trauma/Post-traumatic Stress Disorder