I am a Humanistic therapist and I believe in the ability of every individual to:
grow and develop their full potential
make positive long-lasting changes
tap into their own inner wisdom
live in a full and satisfying way
The above includes being able to manage and overcome difficulties and problems along
the way. These are part of life and yet they offer;
an opportunity for new understanding
a new way to cope
a new way of living
an opportunity to improve relationships with others
Humanistic therapy focuses on health whilst acknowledging that our lives today are
influenced by our past experience. This includes the result of a past trauma or a
major event often associated with loss of some kind.
It also includes the way we have developed a view of who we are and our ability to
deal with life in general, plus difficulties that come our way. Sometimes that includes
a belief that we should be able to manage or cope with everything on our own without
showing too much emotion.
I work integratively incorporating the theory and reflections of other models in
order to be of best service to the client and their particular needs. My approach
is collaborative and based on the relational.
Counselling and psychotherapy offers a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment
in which clients can bring their concerns. It is a place in which individuals can
explore areas of their life that are painful, problematic and / or are making them
feel stuck. Sometimes the person can identify a particular difficulty and sometimes
there is just a sense that life has become difficult and that they feel unhappy,
depressed, lost or confused. By providing a relationship of trust and acceptance
and by actively listening to the client, an individual can;
better understand themselves or their difficulties
find a way forward
broaden their choices / options
resolve a situation or problem
bring closure to past hurts and regrets
discover a more meaningful and satisfying way to live.
I use the terms counselling and psychotherapy interchangeably. However I generally
see psychotherapy as addressing deeper issues over a longer period of time. Whichever
word is used the therapeutic work is always orientated towards growth and change
and is continually evaluated in partnership with you.