I will work with you in a non- judgemental confidential space. The Humanistic therapist is not the expert. I will not tell you what to do but will help you to explore your thoughts and feelings by building a relationship of support and trust. I will not judge you and you will be accepted as you are. You know what is best for you. In our sessions we work together to better understand what has brought you to therapy and how you would like things to be different. I offer a talking therapy but am also open to working creatively using the Arts. This can also be helpful for working with younger clients.
The aim of counselling is to create a supportive and safe space where you can share any problems and worries that you have. Counselling can help you increase self-awareness and gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your life’s circumstances. This can then enable you to make choices about how you want to move forward in your life. As your counsellor I will facilitate and support your process. I will not give you advice or tell you what to do.
At the beginning of counselling you and I will decide the focus of the counselling work and how long we will work together. We will both take part in regular reviews so that we can both look at what you have achieved and what you are still working towards; what is helping and what is not helping.
Counselling is time for YOU. You will be valued as an individual and will be invited to value yourself and the future you hope for. You will not be told what to do or be judged. You will be listened to and supported in working things through. Counselling can help you to think more clearly, make decisions or changes in your life. It can help you to come to terms with difficult experiences both past and present.
If you feel that your situation requires urgent or immediate attention please find useful links on the additional resources page or contact your GP.