Counselling - My Approach

There are many different models of therapy and counselling. I trained as a Psychodynamic Counsellor but I have also done further training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and BSFT (Brief Solution Focused Therapy). My approach is Psychodynamic but I integrate other appraoches where necessary to meet the needs of the person. Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy aims to help the person understand that past experience and behaviours learnt, can be connected to current difficulties and behaviour. At the core of therapy is a confidential and collaborative relationship where the therapist guides the person on a journey of increased understanding. Therapy offers a relationship with the intent on alleviating distress and rekindling hope.

Many situations in life leave us feeling powerless and a feeling of no choices. My hope is to help the person move from a position of self doubt or insecurity to one where they feel more in control; to give you back choice in your life and hopefully the confidence to use that choice.

As my client you will be positively and warmly accepted for all that you are. I will see your world and your relationship to it as it appears to you. You will not be judged on the basis of your behaviour.