How do I work?
I’m interested in hearing your story and what’s causing you problems in your life. From that I ask questions to help you explore these issues. This may include reflecting on the past, to discover how it has affected you. Sometimes, this exploration can be incredibly powerful and it is also challenging. As well as looking in the rear view mirror, we’ll also look at what you can do now for a different future. This may be work around grief, acceptance or working on more behavioural aspects.
I work Integratively, so draw upon a number of different approaches. All of which I have used and experienced for myself. These include a Person centered approach, Inner child work, Acceptance and Compassion Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and some CBT type work.
The process once we’re
Once we’ve had a chance to speak either on the phone or online, we will arrange a time that we can meet regularly each week. I will send you some initial contract paperwork for you to read, sign and return before the first session. The first session, will be a more in depth discussion about your reasons for coming to therapy and what issues you are grappling with. This will involve an exploration of some of your personal history and we will have a discussion about how we’d work together going forward.
After the first session, I usually suggest that we do an initial 6 sessions, then we can check in together after that and decide what we believe is required going from there. Of course, if you decide you need a break or want to explore other options, just let me know. I can refer you on to someone else or another service, if wanted.
What’s my experience?
I’m a registered Member of BACP, having completed my Diploma in Counselling at The Minster Center. I decided to train as a therapist, due to experiences on my own therapeutic journey. It has been a life-changing for me and I hope to be able to facilitate others along their own path.
Before qualifying as a therapist, I spent 10 years working one to one as a health and fitness trainer working with many different people to attain their health and fitness goals. This gives me a holistic view on health and wellbeing. I have also had experience working in a number of mental health care settings including Day-hab addiction facilities and acute psychiatric wards.
The University of Edinburgh
PGDip Integretive Counselling
The Minster Centre