If the solution to your difficulties was obvious you wouldn't be seeking therapy. I start by looking beneath the surface, particularly where strong emotions and unwantedbehaviour affect day-to-day living. An improvement in mood early on will build confidence and pave the wayfor other desired changes.
I like o explore how the mind works and I try to balance support wih challenge. With people who come for longer term therapy, I encourage what I call transformative change using a person-centred approach. This is when a small change, often in attitude or belief about life or self, leads to lasting change in your way of being, thinking and relating.
I am flexible in helping people commit to sessions and occasionally use SKYPE. My twenty years working in the NHS has given me the competence and confidence to help people make the changes they seek, effectively and efficiently.
Abuse, Addiction(s), Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Therapy, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, General counselling, Health related issues, Life Coaching, Loss, Mens Issues, Mental health issues, Personal Development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Sex related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Womens Issues, Work related issues
IAPT Practitioner Training in Couples Therapy, 2011; Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision, 2009; Advance Training in NLP, 1986; Diploma in Counselling Skills, 1985;
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited