about counselling

LA-R759jW43wc1ryz89gjvTD-ctRckoQ7dzPIwfP05s[1]When you come for counselling, I will offer a confidential environment where you can express yourself without being judged. I will not tell you what to do or how you should be. I will listen to you and encourage you to find your own answers and choices within yourself.

The counselling process may involve reflecting on your experiences past and present and how these experiences are affecting you now in your daily life. This can lead to a different understanding of yourself, how you relate to others and the choices you make. This understanding may then enable you to make changes, in line with how you wish to live, leading to a sense of more resourceful and fulfilled living.

The Integral Counselling model which informs my practice, is an integrative approach, which draws on different forms of therapy, depending on what is most beneficial to you and the issues you wish to explore.

For example, during sessions we may explore the issues through conversation, and we may also use art materials (e.g. drawing), if you wish. Similarly, we might make use of visualisation or meditation (Mindfulness Practices), if you find it beneficial. We may also work with mental imagery, which has the potential to reach deep levels within ourselves.

Issues for which you may seek counselling include:

Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Relationship Difficulties, Sexual and Physical Abuse, Eating Disorders, Panic Attacks, Bereavement, or you may have a general sense of feeling dissatisfied without knowing why