My counselling approach
I believe that each individual is unique; that there is no "one size fits all" in terms of therapeutic approaches. I will look to find ways of working that suit you where you and I together can find new solutions or ways to face your difficulties.
My way of working is integrative-relational. This means that I have been trained in and draw on a range of different theoretical approaches to support my work. These include:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
When you are in counselling, I believe it is the relationship between you and your counsellor that is most important in supporting you when you are distressed, helping you to have insight into yourself and your relationships.
I offer open-ended therapy or short-term therapy depending on your needs. We would discuss this at an initial session.
Qualifications and experience
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and I adhere to its code of ethics. I hold a first class BA (hons) in Integrative Relational Counselling through Middlesex University. I am committed to continued professional development and regularly attend workshops and conferences.
I have experience of working with a range of issues and people from many different backgrounds and cultures.
My counselling background includes working for the NHS and the Royal Borough of Kingston as a staff counsellor and also for a GP practice.
Before qualifying as a counsellor I worked for 20 years in media.