Although many different theoretical approaches to counselling exist, most current research tells us that regardless of the therapist's approach, it is the relationship between counsellor and client that is the most important factor in successful results. I strive to provide an environment where we can collaborate and work together to reach an understanding of your problems and help you to emotionally process the unresolved issues that have perhaps been holding you back.
My training has been largely integrative meaning I utilise a wide variety of theories and approaches within my client work and can taylor my approach depending on your needs. The theoretical approach to my work includes: Jungian, Freudian and post-Freudian, Humanistic, and transactional analysis theory.
My personal leaning is towards a Jungian perspective and I believe that people repress and disassociate from parts of themselves (due to trauma, sadness, and the judgements of others) and that uncovering, processing, accepting, and integrating these parts back into the self tends to lead people towards a more genuine sense of self and helps them to fully realise their potential as an individual.
Throughout my training and post-qualification I have worked in a number of agencies and counselling settings and have worked with a wide variety of age-groups and presenting issues.
What Conditions Can it Help?
Counselling can help individuals with a wide range of emotional issues and can also be useful for people who want to develop themselves or understand themselves better.
Here is a sample of issues that I have worked with in the past.
Affairs and betrayals
Generalised anxiety disorder
Passive aggressive behaviour
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Work related stress
If you want to ask me about anything that you do not see here, please get in touch.