Our lives these days are so busy that it often seems that any problems are swept aside and we do not have the opportunity to confront them and the reasons that lie therein. Counselling can provide you with the time and space to look inwards so that you can explore why you are experiencing difficulty in your life. I know this from personal experience when I turned to therapy. The positive results combined with a long-held desire to work with people in a caring capacity brought me into counselling.
I see my role as a facilitator in providing a safe and non-judgemental space in which to help you move forward in your life. I can provide a respectful, confidential and supportive place to explore thoughts and feelings about you and your relationships.
I work primarily from a psychodynamic perspective. At the heart of my thinking which emanates from personal experience is a belief in the unconscious and in the existence of an inner world through which we perceive an outer reality, where the past is alive in the present. My primary aim in my work is in building a therapeutic relationship based on openness and honesty which leads to trust which enables understanding. The relational aspect and the idea of connection are pivotal in my work.
I recognise the worth and value in all and hold a firm belief in everyone’s capacity for change. I have experience in both short and long term counselling working with adults, young people and children.