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We can all struggle in our lives at times, and sometimes friends, family or partners aren’t able to give us the help or neutrality we require. This is where good counselling and therapy can really be of benefit. It provides a secure foundation of safety and acceptance as deepest fears or vulnerabilities can be revealed and explored without the worry of what people will think. It can also successfully equip with the knowledge and tools to make lasting changes; or maybe accept a change.

It can feel like a daunting prospect to enter into counselling/therapy, but it's also a first, very positive step towards refusing to continue with the way things are. Rather than an indulgence, therapy can be a wise investment in your well-being - whether as an individual or a couple.

I use a variety of methods and techniques to help clients make sense of, move forward or take a new direction in their lives, and favour a flexible and tailored attitude and approach which deeply respects individuality. My aim is for clients to find their own truth, wisdom and strength and I find that combining latest methods and research with time-honoured practices, is often the best way to achieve this

Person-Centered, relational values run throughout the work, and some of the methods and practical tools I use are:

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The work could be centred around dealing with past issues; connecting with and giving a greater voice to the subconscious mind, or it could be working more in the here and now, and finding ways to break out of habitual ways of thinking or acting.

Helping to bring about improved awareness to what are often automatic thoughts and actions can create options that may otherwise never be realised. We can learn to have a better relationship with our minds. 

The goal is always a collaboration and partnership with the client/s and my role is that of facilitator. This said, couples work can be a little more directive in order to keep things moving in the right direction and on track.

Many couples find that they need help ‘finding’ each other again or are in a stuck pattern of relating; or perhaps need assistance in evaluating where they are now ‘at’ in their lives together. There are many factors that can distort and get in the way of authentic communication and a close bond, and a third party can help identify what these may be.

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I also work with people in other relationships: siblings, family members or even friends; but no more than two clients at a time.

I believe therapy is more effective in person, but online appointments can be arranged.

I have an advanced diploma in counselling and psychotherapy and my professional accredited status ensures high levels of knowledge and experience.
Fully insured and enhanced DBS certified. Insurance work undertaken. All are welcome.

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Accredited BACP Member
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