MBACP, BA (Hons) Integrative Counsellor
People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons as we all experience difficulties in our personal and professional lives. Maybe you are struggling to cope or feeling hopeless, down and sad; maybe something just does not feel right and you are not sure why; maybe you have you been holding onto something for a long time or trying to make sense of new thoughts and feelings. Whatever brings you to counselling, you and your life experiences are unique, and seeking therapy is an opportunity, away from friends and family, to explore and make sense of how you are feeling.
Counselling can be a rewarding experience where you can gain self-awareness and challenge your established ways of thinking by adapting and developing new ways of coping that work for you. This might be difficult at times, but rest assured I will be alongside you with a warm, compassionate and supportive environment where you can be heard and understood.
It is important you take the time to find a counsellor you feel you can connect with and trust. I am a fully trained integrative therapist and I draw on different ways of working to meet your individual needs. My relational and collaborative approach incorporates psychodynamic, humanistic, transpersonal and gestalt methods of therapy. These enable us to explore, at a pace that suits you, the relationship you have with yourself and others in your life right now, and when past experiences impact how you are feeling today, understanding these can help you to find coping strategies for how you may want to move forward.
We can work short term (e.g. six sessions) or long-term (e.g. open-ended) and can review regularly to make sure you are getting what you need from our sessions.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which is the main counselling regulatory body and am bound by its ethical framework and complaints procedure.
I am currently offering face to face sessions at The Eaves in Farnham.
4 years volunteering as a counsellor at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice supporting individuals and their families living with a life-limiting illness, and those who have lost a loved one.
I have also provided counselling support to young adults 16+ at a sixth form college for a range of issues including anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicide ideations, learning difficulties, family and friendship issues, identity, grief, loss, low self-esteem and exam stress.
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