APPROACH

Recognizing the need for professional help is the first step towards recovery

There are several approaches to therapy that help people work through their problems. I work actively using an integrative approach that incorporates aspects of theory and practice from some of the main therapeutic traditions such as person-centred, CBT, psychodynamic, transactional analysis, solution-focused, and gestalt. Integrating the different components of these theories enables taking the most suitable elements of each depending on the needs of the client. 

Issues I work with:

  • Stress and Anxiety 
  • Emotional issues
  • Anger and Frustration
  • Depression 
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Relationships 
  • Self-Defeating Behaviours  
  • Self-Harm 
  • Addiction 
  • Abuse
  • Self-esteem

Accreditation, knowledge, and experience:  

  • Bachelor of Psychology with Honours.
  • Professional Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
  • Certificate in Bereavement Care.
  • Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.
  • Experience in Mental Health Work.
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapist for an employee assistance service.
  • Regular CPD and consultative clinical supervision.
  • Professional indemnity insurance.

Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies and both terms are often used interchangeably. Although they are very similar, some experts claim they overlap in some ways. The therapeutic relationship serves to address conscious and unconscious needs and to produce change in emotional and cognitive processes and behaviour.