My approach is gentle, supportive and respectful and my aim is to offer you, the client, a confidential, safe, warm and non-judgmental environment in which to share and explore your inner thoughts and feelings. I work integratively, principally using either Person-Centred Therapy (PCT) or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) but incorporating other theoretical models as appropriate for my client’s needs (BACP Explanation of Theoretical Approaches).
I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy which is one of the main governing bodies of the counselling profession and work under their guidelines and codes of ethics of safe practice. Additionally I am Accredited with the Association of Christian Counsellors and an affiliate member of the British Psychological Society. In order to help ensure that therapeutic standards are maintained I receive regular supervision.
I suggest to all prospective clients that we have an initial consultation. This provides both of us with an opportunity to decide whether we wish to work together. We would then agree an appropriate number of sessions and at the end of this period, we jointly assess progress and decide what further action may be needed. Each session lasts for one hour, usually on a weekly basis.
I see individuals and couples by appointment only.