I have been an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist since 1998, and have developed a creative, practical and caring style of counselling using a variety of psychological models. I draw upon Cognitive-Behavioural, Transactional analysis, Person-centred, Gestalt, Transpersonal and Solution focused therapies. I have worked as a counsellor for the NHS at the palliative care unit, and over the years have helped many people who have had to cope with bereavement and loss. Counselling and wellbeing is an area that I have a great deal of experience in.
I have also found that teaching simple mindfulness meditation techniques to clients who are anxious can be extremely helpful. Mindfulness is described as the psychological process of bringing your attention to experiences happening in the present moment. Through using these techniques, you will be able to relieve stress and learn how to implement mindfulness in your life as one of the ways to cope with stress. I am a qualified supervisor and offer regular supervision to both trainee and qualified counsellors. Please contact me if you require further information or to arrange an informal chat.
My approach is to offer a counselling assessment initially, which takes about one hour. We will identify the emotional issues you wish to address in the counselling sessions and explore your expectation of counselling ensuring that counselling is right for you at this time.