My approach to counselling
I am a pluralistic integrative therapist. The pluralistic approach to therapy recognises that every person needs different things from therapy at different times and there is no one ‘right’ way to work towards your goals. As an integrative therapist, I integrate techniques from a range of different types of therapy to find a mix that works for you.
In addition to being adaptable to your unique needs, I am to be warm and understanding, non-judgemental, and am focused on building a strong relationship with you as the basis of therapy. I work with clients from all backgrounds, and especially welcome members of gender, sexuality and relationship diversity groups and people with known or suspected neurodiversity.
Working in a trauma-informed way, I can help you understand how your past impacts on your present, including family issues and past relationships, sexual abuse and assault, domestic abuse and substance misuse. When life events such as job loss, divorce, bereavement, and other major life changes happen, I can support you through processing the feelings that naturally arise as you go through these changes. I have worked with people who have experienced depression, anxiety, substance misuse, self-harm and suicidal thoughts as well as supporting people to improve self-esteem, confidence and sense of self-worth.