Counselling and Psychotherapy are professional services that support people to develop a better understanding of themselves and others, address life difficulties and make the changes they want in their lives.
Issues emerging in ourselves, our relationships, at work or ‘just living our lives’ can improve from reflection, inquiry and professional discussion.
It can be a liberating experience to open up our private dialogues and bring in another perspective, which in turn can open new ways to look at ourselves. At the heart of the therapeutic work undertaken together, clients discover a stronger sense of identity, personal responsibility, self worth and empowerment, which once triggered or remembered, inevitably can lead to the fulfilment in a wide range of personal goals.
My therapeutic approach is to provide a supportive and non-judgemental atmosphere in which you feel safe to explore and resolve their present difficulties. It is a process of inquiry into your thinking and feelings, believing that you have within you some hidden wisdom about the causes and solutions to your sufferings.
My role in this process is to hold and contain you during the process of unravelling, while at the same time guiding and supporting you to access – your own understandings and insights. There is no magic wand or quick fixes – but there is a way to resolve and make sense of emotional pain and distress – so you can manage life better.
For some people it might take only a few sessions to bring relief.
However, I have found from experience that for others most problems are driven by conscious and unconscious unresolved issues stretching back to childhood. These are often intensified by life, work – or relationship issues. For these people the process can be a more transformative experience, which takes more time.