My life long interest in personal development and psychology has sat alongside a career in teacher education, theological and ministerial education, and quality assurance in Higher Education.
I trained as a humanistic counsellor, and my practice is based in the Person Centred Approach to counselling. The fundamental principle of this approach is that each of us is an expert in our own lives. My role as a counsellor is primarily to listen –very carefully. I will try to help you to become more aware of your needs and help you to identify patterns of thinking, feelings and behaviours that are unhelpful, and those which promote growth and well – being.
Finding a counsellor with whom you feel comfortable is really important if counselling is going to be effective. An initial half price face-to-face meeting is an opportunity for us to see if we can work together.
At our first meeting we will talk about confidentiality, and you will have an opportunity to explain what has brought you to seek counselling. We may agree a contract for our work together including a regular time to meet and agree an initial number of sessions. We will review our work together regularly to ensure that the counselling is meeting your needs, and work towards a planned ending.
I am bound by the ethical and professional expectations of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy(BACP) of which I am a Registered Member.