Life has many stresses and you may find that how you have coped in the past doesn’t seem to be working as well as it did which can be distressing or even overwhelming. I find that for many clients as they begin to give themselves time to talk through a particular issue they find life begins to feel less daunting and it can give them greater self awareness.
INSIGHTS & OBSERVATIONS
How I work
I will work with you by offering insights and observations which may help you to gain better awareness of how you manage life and when appropriate I may challenge a particular thought or belief. I may use some creative interventions to enable you to think through a particular issue e.g. life graphs. I will work with you in looking at tools that may help you once you have finished counselling and I will also offer some psycho-education when I think a particular theory may aid insight and understanding.
about bringing counselling
Getting started with me
If you feel comfortable to continue with me, I would then suggest we have an initial assessment via phone, online or face to face when we are able. The purpose of this is to obtain information about you which is needed for us to progress such as contact details, some background information and to talk through what your reasons for coming and what you would like to achieve by the end of the counselling. There will be a fee for this of £45.00.
If you are happy to proceed further after this session, I would then suggest we find a time that works for both of us. I like to have sessions with a client weekly as I believe this is the best timescale in working with any issue.
TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
I found the way in which this course integrated the models of psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive therapy helpful and insightful in understanding how we develop and relate to each other acknowledging that the past has an impact on our present and future. I believe that the relationship between the client and myself is key to the work of the therapy in building trust and safety.
Summary of qualifications & experience
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
Accreditation with BACP and also on their register.
Whilst I have had experience in working with children, I now only work with adults.