HOW I WORK
My fundamental view is that my role as a counsellor is to help clients develop healthy coping skills in a supportive and empathic environment so that they can handle life’s pressures in a fruitful, effective way.
Integrative means that I am trained in a broad variety of approaches and can adapt your therapy to what works best for you.
For me, the idea of integrating several techniques and theories into my counselling practice seems very logical, and I naturally gravitate towards the person-centered, Gestalt, Cognitive behaviour / CBT, and Psychodynamic therapies. Coming from a background in Coaching skills, this will also form part of my practice.
As we are all unique, I feel these theories and approaches have a good basis from which I can support my clients move to where they want to be in their lives.
FIND YOUR WAY FORWARD
My job is to give you the tools and techniques to achieve a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.
I am trained to listen and respond in a way that will help you to understand yourself and others better.
I work with various issues (and many others) to include the following:
Loss and Grief
Anxiety and stress
Self Esteem and Confidence
Separation and Divorce
School / Exam Pressure
I support people to identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them distress, anxiety, and stress.
I am also a trained Bereavement Counsellor able to work with individuals or groups.
If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands or want to work through anything that is bothering you, my services aim to introduce clarity and self-motivation. I also teach techniques to better manage the emotional stress of everyday life. Counselling generally helps you find more effective ways to live a satisfying life.
Working Online or by Telephone
For video sessions, we will book an appointment in the same way as for face to face therapy. I will wait for you to contact me to begin the session.
The length of a standard video or Instant Messaging session is 50 minutes. I also allow up to 10 minutes following the end of the therapy session for us to book future appointments or deal with any other administration, so please allow up to 60 minutes for your appointment.
The following steps will show you how to install Skype and use it to contact me.
Skype is a Microsoft tool that allows you to make video and voice calls over the internet. There is no charge for private individuals to install and use the software.
Step 1: Install Skype
If you don’t already have Skype installed on your device, use this link to open the official Skype website and follow their installation instructions.:-
Step 2: Search For Me
Open Skype and search for me using the skype id:-
Step 3: Add me as a contact
Select my name from the search results and click Add to Contacts.
Type a quick note to introduce yourself and then click Send.
Alternatively, Telephone counselling is also available.
Please make sure that you are available for your sessions and are in a quiet private space.