I assist people with a number of issues including depression, anxiety, confidence building, self-esteem, relationship issues, anger and stress management. Believing that counselling offers a safe place to cultivate greater self-awareness, acceptance and to nurture change, my philosophy is that people deserve to be empowered and supported to be the best they can be. The approach I take is highly individualised, supportive and empathetic. I am committed to providing respectful and effective therapy that is guided by the ethical code.
I use a variety of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Reality Therapy and Positive Psychology. My practice integrates these main models including practical solution focussed approaches which ensures that you see positive results in a short period of time whilst also addressing underlying issues that ensures long lasting change.
With over 10 years’ experience in diverse settings, I have worked in both the public and private mental health settings. These have provided me with extensive experience working with individuals, couples and groups. I have experience working with school aged children, adolescents, adults, older adults, people undergoing medico-legal issues and those living with a disability. I’m committed to professional development and regularly attend conferences and workshops to keep up to date with the latest research and treatments.
When you come to see myself for counselling or psychotherapy, you bring whatever problems or issues you want to talk about to a private and confidential setting. I will not be judgemental or tell you what to do. You will be provided with a safe and thoughtful place where you are listened to, taken seriously and challenged constructively. This process will help you better understand yourself and the current issues you are facing so that you can then make changes in your life if you wish to do so.