Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
Registered Member of the BACP
I am a warm, compassionate and experienced counsellor skilled in offering a non-judgmental, supportive and understanding service in a safe and confidential environment. I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics.
I trained and qualified as a Humanistic counsellor in 2012 and have been working with adults in both short term and long-term work since then.
Before setting up in private practice I worked for a charity offering counselling to adults from all walks of life who were involved in various government funded programmes, helping them to gain and sustain meaningful paid employment. This allowed the individual to explore all parts of themselves to ensure long term success rather than the basic trial and error approach.
Counselling is concerned with listening deeply and responding in a way that values the individual and their concerns. I am a firm believer that the client counsellor relationship is an essential part of the process with confidentiality and trust being invaluable. I enjoy the art of listening and asking well placed questions to enable the individual to come up with their own solutions to their perceived problems. By working together my aim is to help individuals work through both past and present difficulties to make meaningful and lasting positive changes to their everyday life.
Working in a humanistic way allows me to help individuals to recognise their own strengths, creativity and choices they have in the ‘here and now’ by focusing on self-development, growth and personal responsibilities. The foundation of my work is to provide individuals with a deeper understanding, without judgment, of who they are, how and why they feel and behave as they do whilst giving the opportunity to explore other ways by creating personal choices.
My approach encourages self-awareness and self-realisation by focusing on the individual’s potential to explore themselves in a safe non-judgmental environment to find a deeper sense and acceptance of who they are. Teaching awareness and freedom of the mind are key to my practice as this allows clear creative thinking to enable personal growth.
I use a variety of techniques including Gestalt, Inner Child Therapy, CBT, Family Therapy and Mindfulness to help bring about change and I have vast experience in working with depression, anxiety, negative thought and behavior patterns, anger, addiction, loss, bereavement, relationships and attachments, suicidal feelings, self-harm, low self-esteem/self-worth, trauma including post-traumatic stress disorder, abuse and sexual issues.
Individual, couple and family therapy. Weekdays and weekends available. £40 per session (60 mins).
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