I work from an integrative humanistic perspective. The therapeutic relationship with my client during the therapy hour is a vital tool in our work together, and helps me discover, understand and work with my client on difficulties experienced personally and in relationships with others. I draw from different therapeutic approaches as appropriate, and work with the client on our focus for each session. However, my work is always grounded in a person-centered approach of respect and positive regard for the client, and client input and feedback is a central part of our work and always welcome. My aim is to hold a therapeutic space which is safe and empowering at the same time.
Areas covered include self-development, self-esteem, forgiveness, anger, depression, empowerment, relationships, anxiety, interpersonal change, focus and meaning, self-destructive behaviours, aftercare counselling during recovery from addiction, family members of people in addiction, grief. I also have a particular interest in working with the following topics: gender, sexuality, suicidal thoughts, recovery from an attempted suicide. I work with both short-term and long-term clients, with individual clients or with groups.
During the initial meeting, we will discuss your reason for coming to therapy, confidentiality and any questions that you have before starting. I will take your details for background information, all information is kept strictly confidential as we will discuss in our first session. We will usually meet on a weekly basis. However some clients prefer to have therapy sessions fortnightly whether for financial reasons or because they prefer the longer time between meetings to reflect on the sessions and implement changes.