I feel we all have an inbuilt capacity to grow and achieve our full potential just sometimes life is so busy we don't give ourselves time. Hi, I am Siobhan and I am an experienced counsellor and can provide a safe, open and supportive environment for individuals and youngadults to work with and understand your concerns.
I am passionate about providing a greater sense of self-understanding and well-being and work towards enabling you to live in a more satisfying and resourceful way. Working with me is a collaborative process where we regularly review where you are at and what we need to move forward. I offer both long and short term counselling.
I have a strong desire to help people improve their mental and emotional health, and their overall quality of life. I feel a real sense of meaning in the work I do, it also allows me to connect with others and help them through some of the most difficult and challenging moments of their lives.
Why do you think integrative therapy is the most effective form of therapy?
As an Integrative counsellor I am not aligned to any single type of therapy, as I believe that no single approach works for every client in every situation. As humans we each think, feel and react in different ways and so I work with each client to produce a unique approach that is suited to their individual needs.
How would you describe your therapy session & approach?
I act as a facilitator while people explore their issues and discover more about them. When you come for counselling, you are usually experiencing some level of distress. It is my intention to help you to alleviate that distress by providing an environment in which you can feel able to talk, feel listened to and understood. I am very aware of the connections between mind, body and spirit and I am open to exploring issues that relate to all of these aspects of the person. I consider the first session to be exploratory so that we can decide on whether or not to enter into a period of counselling. Counselling is confidential and I work with the BACP Ethical Framework for counselling professionals.
What are your Top 3 professional achievements so far?
Registered and Accredited Integrative counsellor through BACP,
4 years experience working with young people and children in a school setting with Place2Be. Qualifying as a Mental Health Champion.