How can therapy help you?

What is counselling?

Counselling is a type of ‘talking therapy` that allows you the opportunity to talk about any past or present issues you may have, in the presence of a non-judgement therapist. All sessions are treated confidentially however there are exceptions to this which I would discuss with you during your first session. 

I understand that our unique experiences in life mean that we will approach our problems differently, therefore accessing therapy may come with feelings of apprehension. In general, people come to counselling to explore these problems, thoughts and feelings whilst aiming to make positive changes within their lives. 

As a therapist, I am not here to tell you what to do, although I will provide a safe and empathic space, encouraging you to unpack things and find healthy ways to cope.  

Counselling can support the following issues but is not limited to; 

My Approach

As an integrative therapist, my work encompasses different approaches from the field of psychotherapy which all hold your experiences at the core. The approaches I use are outlined below; 

Person-centered therapy highlights the fact that you are the experts of yourself. Through exploration of self, this style of therapy enables you to develop a stronger sense of who you are whilst accessing your deeper feelings. 

Gestalt therapy homes in on your experiences within the ‘here and now’, highlighting your feelings, body sensations and perceptions. The use of gestalt exercises enhance this experience for you within the counselling session. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) explores the links between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how some of these behaviours are learned. Using exercises both in and between sessions, this style of therapy addresses your behaviours, finding healthier ways to challenge and manage them. 

Psychodynamic therapy addresses the process of bringing your unconscious mind into consciousness. This style of therapy may look at your past experiences, such as events and memories from your childhood.