I chose to become a therapist because I have always been interested in psychology and human behaviour. wanted to understand why people do the things they do and that includes myself. Studying counselling gave me the opportunity to combine this interest with my ability to listen and be empathetic and attuned to the feelings of others.
As an integrative counsellor I have a variety of methods to suit my clients’ needs and preferences, and I am able to come alongside you and form an alliance that makes it possible to explore thoughts, feelings and difficulties. Counselling can be a challenging process in itself and it takes courage to trust another person with your inner world. But ultimately it can be very rewarding and liberating; providing insight into behaviour, removing the blockages to change and promoting healing.
I aim to provide a warm, welcoming and safe environment for you to talk about your concerns. My approach is very collaborative and person centred so it will be about what your goals and needs are. You set the agenda and go as fast or slowly as you feel comfortable with. When working with trauma the first thing we would work on is establishing safety and emotional regulation. We don't necessarily need to talk about what happened in order to help with how it is affecting you now.
DipHE in Integrative Counselling Waverley College Master Practitioner Course in Eating Disorders with NCED Diploma in Swedish Massage with Anatomy and Physiology