At this stage you may not know whether it is psychotherapy or counselling that you are seeking and the distinction can often be difficult to make. Counselling is often considered shorter term and may work with a specific issue that you identify; whilst psychotherapy is longer term and enables a deeper and more general exploration of what you bring to the sessions.
I have been trained in an integrative model which means that I have clinical and theoretical experience with the main talking therapies (more about my qualifications). I work in a person-led way which means that our work together will be unique and will respond to what would be helpful and therapeutic to you. I provide an open, supportive and non-judgemental space to explore the issues and feelings that you bring to to the session. I will not seek to impose labels upon your experience and together we will build a relationship that enables you to explore the meaning of your own experience. This proves helpful as it enables someone to have a perspective on what brings them to therapy and to feel empowered through insights gained.
I have worked previously with clients who have discussed:
- Bipolar disorder
- Sexual and psychological abuse
- Sexual and relationship problems
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Isolation, self-esteem and confidence issues