I am a naturally calm and compassionate person and am able to offer a secure, open, warm and non-judgemental space for you to explore your life today and to face difficulties you may have. Together we will explore these challenges and the feelings that are brought up as a result. I believe we are all capable of realising change, and I am here to support you and work towards your goals. I will take time with you to look at your needs and consider the choices you have. The journey is one of building self-awareness, self-compassion, and personal growth. As a qualified integrative counsellor, I work to suit your needs using different therapeutic modalities. I believe the Client/Therapist relationship is the foundation, beyond that my focus is Client Centred working in the here and now, but I will also use my psychodynamic training to explore the past when necessary. I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
In my practice we start with a free 30 min introduction and consultation telephone appointment. During this we get to know each other and establish what it is that you are looking for from therapy. If you chose to work with me we would continue this exploration and establish how we can work together at our first appointment. I work both short term and long term and this can be discussed from the outset.
I have worked at Kingston Women’s Centre, London and No 5 Young People’s Counselling Service, Reading
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