I provide a safe and confidential environment for you to explore the issues that you may be struggling with. These issues may be affecting the way you feel about yourself and your loved ones around you. I offer a non Judgmental, supportive, environment that facilitates the development of self, supports the exploration of possible solutions to problems and helps work towards becoming the person you want to become.
Everyone at some point in their life will experience distress either through a loss of a loved one, low self-esteem, career change or some deeply embedded memories of past, triggered by a current difficult life event. I aim to help you to develop and adopt coping strategies for constructive change and move forward.
I practice as an Integrative therapist which combines Humanistic Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I also work with couples.
Humanistic Therapy (Person Centred and Existential)
Humanistic Therapies focus on self-development, growth, and responsibilities. I seek to help individuals recognise their own strengths, creativity, and choice in the ‘here and now’. Within the Person Centred framework, ‘every individual has within themselves vast resources to grow and develop if the right environment is provided’. The Person Centred Therapy is non-directive and non-judgemental which provides you with that environment to be the person you are, whereas the Existential Therapy gives you a chance for exploring of a particular situation to clarify your meanings, values and your priorities in your life.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
We examine the role of your thoughts (cognitions) on your negative emotions and behaviour. In becoming more aware of your thinking patterns, we can begin to elicit which are more and less positive and begin to replace the less positive ones with thoughts that are empowering and help you to move towards positive change.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Rather than focusing on your problems and their routes, we look at the techniques to find a solution to your current problems. By exploring what is going on ‘here and now’ concerning your experiences, you can begin to become aware of what factors in life are contributing to the problem and the solution to it, therefore you can begin to increase your understanding of how to apply appropriate solutions to the problem in a given time. Usually, SFBT can be in between 4 to 12 sessions.
If you have a relationship problem or are experiencing difficulties in your marriage and when both of you agree to see a counsellor, sometimes it is best to tackle it before it is too late. Counselling will give you a neutral and safe space where you can openly talk through your issues and be heard.