Counselling can be used to provide support and facilitate self healing, well being, personal development, increase autonomy and to promote an awareness of personal strengths.
Counselling can help with experiences of anxiety or stress, childhood issues, low self esteem or increasing confidence, abuse, trauma, existential difficulties, depression, grief and loss or any issue where a person needs understanding and support to explore their situation in a non-judgemental space.
The situation a person is in and what they need from counselling can vary and so different approaches can be used.
Counselling can be;
- support through difficult times, being able to explore any situation fully.
- a place to be understood in a confidential, professional and relaxed collaborative environment.
- a reparative experience to help resolve the effects of previous experiences which have left negative expectations and responses to current situations.
- a way of expanding on and understanding the Self.
I work from an integrative approach which draws from a range of counselling and psychotherapeutic backgrounds to suit the individual and their situation which includes Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Gestalt, Psychosynthesis and Existential approaches.