It's not always easy to ask for help or know how to start when things in our lives seem overwhelming or difficult to understand or manage. I believe that a safe space in which to explore our experiences and thoughts can help us find a way forward and that, given the right environment and understanding, we all have a great capacity within us to find the answers for ourselves. Counselling can offer you help and support on that path ahead.
In essence, I believe that a warm, genuine and non-judgemental relationship is the most important element of therapy and at the very heart of the way I approach working with my clients.
As an integrative practitioner, I draw on different approaches to the therapeutic work depending on the needs of each client, as no two people are the same. And after many years working as as a massage therapist, I believe that body and mind are inextricably connected, so part of the way I work may be to use mindfulness and increasing the awareness of what goes on in the body as well as in the mind.