Individual Counselling

My approach to Counselling

I work with adults with humanistic therapies which focuses on self-development, 

helping you to recognise strengths and choices in the here and now.  I provide face-

to-face, telephone and virtual sessions.

My core training (Level 4 Diploma) included Person-Centred Therapy and CBT 

(Cognitive Behaviour Therapy).  My psychotherapy training (Level 5 Diploma) 

continued learning and understanding working within a humanistic framework.

I have recently completed a BSc (Level 6) in Therapeutic Counselling. 

I integrate this learning into my practice by working with:

Person-centred therapy works with building the therapeutic relationship and includes 

working in an empathic (deeply understanding), unconditional positive regard (accepting) and 

genuine (congruent) way. This therapy includes being open to experience, being trusting and 

trustworthy, being curious about the world, being creative and compassionate. Person-centred 

therapy is part of a humanistic approach to therapy.

I also integrate CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), to support with any stuck/repetitive 

patterns of behaviour.  When you understand how you are responding to difficult 

situations/behaviours, you can then understand how to break down them down, by 

understanding negative thinking, emotions and behaviours to consider more positive  

alternatives in your way of thinking and feeling.  

I also work with Mindfulness to understand and live more 'in the present' and utilise 

breathing/relaxation techniques.  I am able to provide you with mindfulness skills to work with 

this with meditation (formal practice) and day to day noticing (informal practice).  I am also 

introducing ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) into my work which is a 

mindfulness based therapy learning to overcome negative thoughts and feelings.  ACT also 

addresses a commitment to making changes and what to do about it when you can't stick to 

your goals.