With my 23 years of counselling and therapy experience I have recognised that my clients want a solution to their issues as quickly as possible.
I’m also aware that a single style of counselling is not appropriate for everyone. I therefore use a variety of skills that best suit my clients’ needs. Most long-term client issues stem from childhood and these issues are based on unresolved relationship problems with their caregivers. I don’t dwell on the past but fully engage my client in the now, which is where the problem is still very active, troublesome but resolvable.
My job as a counsellor is therefore to build a strong, authentic relationship with my clients by being empathic, non-judgemental and caring. With this firmly in place we are well on the way to resolve the typical emotional issues preventing them from living happier lives. All my clients matter to me and when this feeling is reciprocated therapy goes superbly.
What Am I Offering?
Counselling is a short term effective way to resolve milder, recent personal issues. Counselling entails forming an empathic relationship with clients to understand their issues and to alleviate them. Counsellors can be considered a friend in need and they have the ability to help you feel fully supported and to be on your side.
Psychotherapy basically offers clients with long-standing issues, a deeper, more in depth study into the causes and hence more time consuming compared to counselling.
We offer therapy sessions for those who have chronic and more severe mental health issues.
I use hypnotherapy only for clients who truly want to experience it for themselves and where I believe talking therapy cannot uncover certain stubborn issues that trouble them. With hypnotherapy, clients are totally in control and often experience a wonderful relaxed state, possibly never having experienced before.