What is counselling and psychotherapy?
I work with both individuals and couples, either on on an open-ended basis or for an agreed fixed term, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
Short term counselling is about focusing on and addressing a particular concern or problem. Longer term therapy involves looking more deeply at underlying patterns and unresolved conflicts. Sometimes you may not have a problem at all but you may want to have Counselling and/or Psychotherapy to find out more about yourself and perhaps achieve personal growth.
My style of working enables me to be flexible and use different approaches in the process. These include supporting you through difficult emotions, exploring how the difficulties in your present life may be influenced by unresolved issues from the past, paying attention to how emotions are held in the body and the implications this may have on your overall health, working with dreams and giving meaning to their images, and also giving a space to reflect on your own individuality.
I am experienced in helping individuals and couples explore their hopes and fears as they face the many challenges and transitions experienced over the course of life. The process of counselling and psychotherapy supports the individual to confront the attachments to behaviours that re-assert the cycle of despair that so many are caught in, while simultaneously encouraging the best in people. At its best, psychotherapy fosters attitudes of empowerment and humility, both towards self and other.