I am a warm and caring person who offers a safe, supportive and confidential approach to counselling. This enables clients to work through their difficulties and issues and to achieve their goals.
I am caring and compassionate, and look forward to walking alongside you while you unload your cares and concerns. I offer a place where you can feel safe and accepted, able to share your heart without feeling judged. I hope to enable you to explore your emotions, thoughts and behaviour freely.
When people come to counselling, they are often overwhelmed by depression or anxiety and have a need to offload their burdens. These are sometimes brought on by a season of grief and loss, or by an accumulated load of smaller disappointments, ongoing stress, and life changes in general.
Through the process of counselling, you will be enabled to reconnect with hope by finding the confidence to move forward, to become more aware of yourself, your values and what motivates you, to find purpose and meaning in your life, to improve your relationships, to be more relaxed and manage stress more easily, to plan and set goals, and to develop a greater sense of well-being.
I work with ‘person-centred counselling’ – an approach which forms the basis for most ‘talking therapies’ today. It means drawing on the client’s own strengths and resilience while working together in partnership towards their goals.
I also use several other different approaches, depending on the client’s needs. These include:
I have worked in counselling for over 12 years, working with clients in both public and private settings including Lifeline and Youthline, and am currently in private practice. I have also had experience working in secondary schools and PTEs, in fostering, and with refugees and immigrants.