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. I am interested in how societal and political issues may play a part in our lives.
Together we will work with what you wish to bring to the sessions. We will 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, rather than the therapist’s 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 life’s challenges more flexibly when they arise.
There is not much difference between the terms of counselling and psychotherapy. However, there may be differences in the training for psychotherapy and counselling.
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 specific 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 inner conflicts to sit more harmoniously within ourselves. 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:
- Self-esteem & confidence issues
- Bereavement & Loss
- Relationship difficulties
- Separation issues
- Domestic abuse
- Life changes
- Impact of Childhood abuse