Coming for Counselling can be daunting, as for many of us it is a new experience. My aim is to offer the space for you to say what needs to be said, in a supportive, compassionate, confidential and non-judgmental way. I am also not afraid to gently challenge and nudge you, if that feels appropriate, and I like to provide tools for you to use to manage your mental health better.
If you are unsure of where to start or what to say, don’t worry. I find that it all has a way of being said when it needs to be, and we can go at your pace.
I use an ‘Integrative Counselling’ approach, which means I can be flexible and tailor the kind of Counselling to best suit your needs. We might use some CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques to challenge your natural thought patterns. You might be looking for tools to manage anxiety. We could look at mindfulness techniques, calming breathing or journalling to help keep you grounded.
Some clients like to work creatively, for example, we might work with imagery, letter writing, poetry, sand play or objects to explore relationship dynamics and to get a deeper understanding of yourself. Being creative can activate a different part of the brain, to help you to process your emotions.