About Me

My background and how I work

My Approach

I am an integrative counsellor which means I use a range of approaches and techniques in order to tailor my way of working to take account of your unique needs and preferences. I do not believe in a one size fits all approach.

My core training is in the person centred approach. In simple terms, this approach is based upon the idea that we each have within us an innate ability to grow and fulfil our potential. Sometimes life experiences can disrupt or block this ability and we need some help to unblock it. I will place you at the heart of the therapy and work with you to understand you and your world from your perspective, rather than presuming I know what it's like to be you.

In relationship counselling I use an emotionally focused approach. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a humanistic, evidence-based approach to psychotherapy, drawing primarily from attachment theory to facilitate the creation of secure, vibrant connection with self and others. Rooted in the science of emotions and attachment, EFT helps clients identify and transform the negative processing and interaction patterns that create distress. By fostering a secure attachment bond, EFT enables clients to respond to their partners in healthier, more constructive ways.

At the beginning of therapy, I will talk to you about what you are hoping to achieve and your preferences for working together. We can review the work regularly and make changes as needed.

I may suggest things which I think will be useful for you but I will never make you do something you don't want to. l will offer a safe space for you to talk about whatever is on your mind without fear of judgement, shame or embarrassment.

Therapy is your time and your space to use in whatever way feels right for you.