I am an integrative therapist which means I use a person-centred approach and draw from other therapies combining those that are most appropriate to your unique needs. I believe that we all need compassion. The Buddhist concept of ‘Karuna’ (compassion) is the ability to truly feel and understand another person’s distress. My belief in this concept ensures that kindness and compassion form the foundation of my approach and are vital components of our therapeutic relationship. I believe it is important that you feel seen, listened to and validated, empathising not only with what is spoken, but also what is left unsaid. You may be experiencing an unnamed feeling that something isn’t right, possibly a feeling of discontent or that your life is not how you would like it to be. Counselling in a safe and confidential environment can help you to see beneath the armour giving you the capacity to create positive and effective changes through building and drawing upon your own strengths and resources.
My holistic approach to counselling means I work with the mind and body. I offer a non-judgemental, relaxed, comfortable environment which gives you the space and tranquillity to gently explore your feelings, thought patterns and belief systems which may not be serving you in a positive way. I work with both the mind and the body as stress and traumatic experiences can become trapped in our bodies and often result in physical discomfort.
I believe it is important to listen to the messages from your body, heart and soul. Somatic body work can help to release stress and trauma and assist the therapeutic process for you to nurture a relationship with your authentic self. I believe in learning new skills and the practice of mindfulness’, as this helps to create a calm space and helps to keep our mind in the present. To have compassion and kindness for yourself, becoming aware of what your body needs, and getting to know your own mind, is the doorway to self-acceptance, healing and empowerment.
Person-Centred Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt, Somatic Body Work, Reality Therapy, Buddhist psychology, and Inner child work. Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Low self esteem
Empty Nest Syndrome
Support for living with long term illness
“Your heart knows the way.
Run in that direction”