Counselling sessions offer clients the opportunity to fulfil deeper understanding of themselves, achieve acceptance and move towards desired change. My aim as a therapist is to guide you through what at times can be a difficult journey, offering you confidential, non-judgemental and accepting space to explore whatever brought you to counselling.
You might feel overwhelmed by a recent loss or your anxiety might be preventing you doing activities that you used to enjoy. Counselling can help you to feel less stressed, feeling more connected with others and rediscover the joys in life. I believe that we are all unique individuals and that the most important thing in counselling is the therapeutic relationship.
Feeling connected gives meaning and purpose in life. I understand how difficult it is to find the right therapist. To allow yourself to be vulnerable takes a real courage. Drawing from Person-Centred Approach I believe that clients are their own experts. You as a client know how you feel, what your thoughts are. I
understand that at times this can be confusing, perhaps scary and possibly unmanageable. Together we can unravel your journey and hopefully find more meaningful path. To help me to be the best I can in my profession I am a member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Being a member means I abide by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. The Ethical Framework is based on principles of autonomy, respect, trustworthiness, avoiding client’s harm and promoting client’s well-being.
I also abide by the Guidance of good practice which include monitoring fitness to practice, accountability and provision of confidentiality. I undertake continues personal and professional development (CPD) and my work is regularly overseen by a qualified supervisor.