Psychotherapy & Counselling
As an Integrative Psychotherapist & Counsellor I pay attention to the whole person; psychological, emotional, physical & spiritual. Holding the qualities of empathy, respect, warmth and acceptance are at the core of how I work with clients.
Together we will work with what you wish to bring to the sessions. We can explore past experiences and relationships, helping you to make connections and gain insight into how these may be impacting you and your life in the present.
I believe that we all have the capacity to grow and heal with compassionate support and guidance. Research shows that, rather than the therapists theoretical orientation, it is the willingness of the client to engage in the process and the therapeutic relationship that are the most effective components for healing and change to occur. The therapeutic process helps you to understand yourself better, which equips you to manage challenges more effectively when they arise.
There is not much difference between the terms of counselling and psychotherapy. However, psychotherapy tends to be a deeper process and is usually a longer term commitment.
Counselling usually focuses on a specific issue and is time limited, up to a maximum of 12 sessions.
About Integrative Psychotherapy
Integrative Psychotherapy does not emphasise a particular theory, but tailors the therapy to the individual, placing the client at the heart of the work. The integrative approach enables the process of bringing together all aspects of ourselves to become whole. I see my role as helping to facilitate this process through understanding, empathy and acceptance.
Some of the issues I have experience of working with are:
- Anxiety & Stress
- Low self esteem & confidence issues
- Bereavement & Loss
- Relationship difficulties
- Separation issues
- Domestic abuse
- Life changes
- Childhood abuse
- Cultural issues
- Smoking cessation