I have faith in the therapeutic relationship and I firmly believe the aim of counselling is to help you clarify and express your thoughts and feelings so that you can make your own choices and discover ways of living more resourcefully.
Whether to undertake counselling or not, that is a personal choice. People deal with difficulties in their life in many different ways. Counselling is one method to help you through difficult times.
The Person Centred counselling model is based on the understanding that you are the expert on you. I will walk with you on your journey but not analyse you, tell you what to do or tell you what is ‘wrong’ with you. The core beliefs of a Person Centred Counsellor are: congruence – I will be honest with you about my feelings, unconditional positive regard – I will not judge you, I will accept you where you are, and empathy- I will walk along side you, try to see the world through your eyes.
I have a special interest in working with bereavement issues, couples, relationship issues and supporting those going through divorce or separation, I also offer support to people and their families living with cancer.
Please See below for more information on my experience and areas of counselling I work with.
Areas I deal with:
• Affairs and Betrayals
• Career Counselling
• Couples Counselling
• Emotional Abuse
• Generalised Anxiety
• Low Self-Confidence
• Low Self-Esteem
• Panic Disorder
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Relationship Issues
• Separation and Divorce
• Work Related Issues
techniques I use include:
Thought Field Therapy (Tapping) or EFT Emotional Freedom Technique:
What is TFT/EFT? Discovered by Dr Roger Callahan, a Californian Psychologist. TFT is a unique form of psychotherapy backed by over twenty-five years of research and development. TFT is the father of EFT. With TFT/EFT, real changes can usually be made in just six sessions. There is no need to go into great detail about the problem/trauma. TFT/EFT is sometimes described as “energy psychology” because a client seems to make quantum leaps forward in their treatment. (TFT works in a similar way to EMDR which helps PTSD – Post traumatic Stress Disorder)
What to expect:
The client simply thinks about their problem. There is no need to talk about a problem, making TFT/EFT the most useful therapy for victims of crime, assault, rape, verbal or sexual abuse, and childhood trauma.
Whilst the client thinks of their problem, I ask them to tap on specific points on the upper body and hands. TFT does not change a thought, but simply deactivates the negative response to that thought.
Nothing else changes; memories and learning’s remain the same Simple problems such as fears and phobias can often be removed in one treatment session, often in minutes, more complex problems, may take longer. TFT/EFT is a great tool for addiction making giving up smoking or eating to excess easy to deal with.
Passed experiences can effect our behaviour, we can become stuck in particular
ways of thinking, CBT can help break these patterns.
I may use Bach Flower Remedies
Who needs Supervision:
Anyone working in the caring profession should have regular supervision. It is a way of voicing and sharing how you are feeling about the work you are doing. Sometimes we can carry our work home with us which is not good for our or our families health.
I will provide a positive, secure platform for your staff to feel safe enough to share their processes and voice their views good or not so good. It is not a place for bitching about the boss it is a place where views and experiences can be exchange safely without fear of judgement.
Your company will benefit from providing supervision because a healthy workforce, both physical and mental health means a more productive workforce. When employees feel heard they feel valued.
Need more information?
To enquire about booking an appointment or to find our more about the services offered please contact me via the web form on the right and I will get back to you.