My Integrative Counselling Approach is grounded in the Humanistic Philosophy that places importance on the need for continual growth so that you can lead a fulfilling life. Some of the theories I use in my practice are Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis Counselling theories.
I work collaboratively with you to agree how your sessions are structured, how frequently we meet and to ensure we have an agreed outcome to work towards.
In my experience counselling is most effective when people feel safe enough to learn about themselves, to identify beliefs or responses that aren’t helpful anymore and start to explore new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. Self-acceptance is often the key to enabling personal change and alleviating symptoms such as anxiety and depression.
Building a completely non-judgemental therapeutic relationship based on trust, respect and unconditional positive regard with you is central to how I work, I seek to understand you, your beliefs about yourself, others and your environment. My clients report I make them feel safe and comfortable in the room.
Other areas that we may explore together are your lifestyle, health, sleep pattern and other aspects such as relaxation techniques.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” Carl Rogers