My approach of helping people is focused on exploring their difficulties from an integrative perspective, where the emphasis of the work is on the human condition as a whole. My interventions have their roots in person-centred therapy and aim to take account of the diversity of the human condition, diversity being at the centre of my way of helping. I endeavour to encourage individuals to take responsibility for their responses, actions and behaviours. I place the relationship between myself as a therapist and the client at the heart of my work by creating a safe, trusting, caring, confidential and non-judgmental space. I feel privileged when people share their lives with me and honoured that they trust me and the therapeutic relationship we build to facilitate the change they desire.
I believe counselling to be an opportunity for people to explore, make sense of themselves and their experiences, leading to the development of a greater sense of self and an increased capacity of making authentic and satisfying choices in their lives. In addition, it is an opportunity for a person to feel listened to, to feel heard and understood, to be around someone who is doing his best to be authentic and congruent. This experience will hopefully encourage clients to risk increased authenticity themselves and will determine them to join in a relationship with another individual who offers them warmth, unconditional positive regard and respect.
I am currently in my final year of studying for a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Humanistic and Integrative Counselling with Middlesex University.
I hold a Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling awarded by Plymouth University and a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (AIM) awarded by City of Bristol College.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) working within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I hold a current DBS Certificate (Disclosure and Barring Service).
To be fully present for the clients and accomplishing the challenging intra and interpersonal task of helping them grow, I am committed to get fully involved in continuous personal development in order to gain a better knowledge of my values, prejudices and biases, increase awareness of self and others, develop self-acceptance and also develop the ability to step out of a situation and look at it in a more holistic way.
I am committed to regular Continuous Professional Development and Training, having attended various workshops and courses such as:
- Attachment and Trauma Congress: Relationships, Consciousness and the Developing Self
- Introductory Transactional Analysis 101 Course
- Domestic Abuse – Recognising and Responding Workshop
- Level 1 and 2 Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Training
- Therapeutic use of Creative Media Workshop
- Working with suicidal clients and the impact of suicide Workshop
- Self-esteem, sex and sexuality in young people Workshop
- Youth Mental Health First Aid Course
- Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice Workshop
I am extremely passionate of working with young people, as from my personal experience, this stage in a human development can have a great impact on how the person is being, thinking and acting in adulthood. From my experience of tutoring young people, I was privileged to witness how vital an intervention is for a young person’s future and how, with support, understanding and trust, they can grow and suffer less.
Furthermore, the work I am doing in a voluntary capacity with charitable organisations that provides support to vulnerable young people and adults who want to manage and understand their difficulties in order to find a fresh perspective, together with my previous experiences as a teaching assistant for a special needs school, has improved my knowledge of mental health conditions and provided further insight into the challenges facing individuals and their families.
I am experienced in both time limited brief therapy and long-term therapy.
** Please note:
Unfortunately, due to the practical limitations imposed by working in a private setting, I do not offer to work with the following client groups:
- People actively involved in sexually offending behaviour
- People suffering from severe, active addictions or enduring mental illness
- People suffering from diagnosed personality disorders.
If you feel that you are interested in working with me, I invite you to contact me either by phone and email, to have a short informal chat about what is bringing you to therapy and discuss how we can work together.
A face to face assessment session will follow, at a time and day that will suit both of us. The assessment session will deepen our understanding of each other and will give us the opportunity to establish the terms for our future collaboration.
I will be able to offer time limited brief therapy or long-term therapy, tailored according to your needs, meeting up on a weekly basis.
Assessment Session £45 (50 Minutes)
Ongoing Sessions £45 (50 Minutes)
There are five rooms, all suitable for couples or individual Counselling. One of these is large enough to use for family therapy, groups or training workshops. The therapy rooms are furnished with large leather chairs with cushions, solid oak side tables, classic floor and table lamps, plants and framed photos or pictures of landscapes.
We are offering qualified Counsellors/ Psychotherapists, Supervisors and Trainers the opportunity to hire rooms.
The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre,
23 Bath Road,
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