Starting counseling can be scary. I provide a safe place to express and explore thoughts and feelings, past and present, with support and without judgment. I have 12 years counseling/therapy experience helping women live more satisfying lives. I look forward to hearing from to you.
Counselling is for anyone who wants a safe, confidential, accepting place to talk about any issue, big or small. Some people come with something specific they want to change, some with unresolved past issues, and others because things just don’t feel right, or they don’t feel happy.
I work alongside clients – with kindness and without judgment – helping them know themselves better, resolve issues, find peace, and make changes in their lives.
I can help you explore and come to terms with your past, understanding and minimising how it impacts on you now. As you become clearer you can move towards where you want to be. You can become a stronger and more authentic person. I will help you learn self-compassion, new life skills, more helpful ways of thinking and being, ways to enjoy your life, and develop good self-esteem.
Counselling is also about a relationship between two people which in its support, understanding, encouragement and acceptance can be healing.
People often feel nervous seeing a counsellor. That is natural. You are talking about often vulnerable things with someone you don’t know. Counselling can be both a challenging and rewarding experience. I will make it as safe and comfortable as possible.
I work flexibly, drawing on a range of modalities (client centered, psychodynamic, mindfulness, interactive drawing therapy), depending on a client’s needs. I work collaboratively with clients, making sure that they feel in control of the process.
I believe in working with all parts of a person – their thoughts, emotions, body, and spirit. I also help people to see their issues in the context of their environment, and help them make any positive changes they can.