My way of working

I decided to train in Person-Centred Counselling as I believe it suits my personality well and feels like a good fit for me. This means that counselling sessions are generally client led so I work at your pace with what you want to bring to sessions. I do not come up with answers for you but I will gently guide you towards a better understanding and acceptance of yourself and where you are at in your life right now. I fully believe you have the answers within you for what’s right for you, and that being able to explore your issues in a safe and trusting environment can bring about new insights, growth and change.

Although my core way of working is Person-Centred I can be flexible within that approach and do welcome other ways of working to suit your personality or personal preferences. Other methods which I sometimes bring into my work are Solution Focused Therapy, aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. I may also be gently challenging at times if I get a sense this is something you may gain from.

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Through my work so far I have gained a lot of experience working with adults and young people going through a range of issues. Some of these are:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low mood
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Relationships
  • Bullying
  • Sexuality
  • Gender
  • Loss
  • Bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Family separation
  • Abuse
  • Self-esteem
  • Confidence
  • Anger
  • Loneliness
  • Isolation
  • Disordered eating