Individual Counselling

My approach to Counselling

I work with adults.  I have 11 years experience and I work as a humanistic Counsellor.  My core training (Level 4 Diploma) included Person-Centred Therapy and CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy).  My psychotherapy training (Level 5 Diploma) continued working within a humanistic framework.  

I integrate this learning into my practice by working with adults by:

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 work with Mindfulness to understand and live more 'in the present' and utilise breathing/relaxation techniques.  If you would like to 'get out of the therapy room' I offer Walk & Talk Therapy to explain mindfulness and how you can bring this into your life.  Walk & Talk Therapy can also be used for our work together, if required. 

I also work with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Therapy to work with triggers and/or difficult memories from the past.  Please see my EMDR Therapy web page for further information. EMDR can be used as part of the above therapies or on its own right.

I have experience working with individuals, such as:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement, Grief & Loss
  • Depression
  • Family problems
  • Health issues
  • Low self-confidence/low self-esteem
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Work related stress