Life has a way of presenting us with unexpected challenges that can knock us sideways. When that happens, it can be hard to put things into perspective and trust in our own ability to handle things. My way of working is to acknowledge that fundamentally people know what is best for them, but the unexpected challenges we face can cloud our judgement and our ability to face them head on. I work alongside people to help re focus and gain perspective and together we find solutions.
I am an experienced Person-Centred counsellor and work mainly from this approach, but I am also qualified in the tools and techniques of CBT and where appropriate use these in my work.
For me, the counselling space is sacred, and I strive to make the space as safe as possible so that people feel comfortable to explore their issues.