People come to counselling for a variety of reasons but often just a vague sense “that something isn’t right,” perhaps feelings of sadness or depression. Day to day tasks may have become increasingly difficult to perform and sometimes just having a sense of “not feeling yourself”.
We all have different ways of coping with stress and discomfort but sometimes the sheer magnitude of stressful conditions or times when these situations seem to pile on top of each other can be overwhelming. Many clients find that counselling makes them feel better about themselves and they learn to think about different ways of managing situations and relationships.
Working as an integrative counsellor I take the view that there is no single approach that can help each individual in all situations. I believe strongly that each person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances. Integrative counselling maintains the idea that there are many ways in which human psychology can be explored and understood drawing on a number of theories and techniques.
I believe the most important aspect of the counselling process is the relationship between client and counsellor and the quality of this connection can have a positive impact on the outcome. I spend time getting to know my clients to fully understand the impact that their problems are having on their lives. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to talk about what is troubling you, even the most difficult subjects and always at a pace you feel comfortable with.
My training is to degree level and I am registered with BACP and UKCP.
Please call the Phoenix Counselling Practice on 01449 675974 for further information on counselling or to make an appointment.