Counselling for individuals
As an integrative, Person-centred therapist, my approach is to listen deeply, with compassion and without judgement, so that I can fully understand your experience. When we are accepted as we are, within a space where we feel seen, heard, understood and valued, healing and transformation can occur.
I firmly believe that we each have what we need inside us - I believe in each person's innate wisdom and capacity for healing and growth. I know that each of us can find our way forward if provided with the right conditions. I have found that, when I am truly present and hold a compassionate space for reflection and exploration, healing and transformation do take place.
We all experience traumas and challenging life circumstances that can destabilize us. There are times when we are in deep emotional pain, times when we feel the pain of loss, times when we feel wounded, burdened, lost, confused or overwhelmed. At times like these, we can lose sight of the path and may not be able to find the way forward. In times like these we need someone to listen and understand, to lend a helping hand, to plant a seed of hope.
As an integrative therapist, I draw from what I've learned over years of learning and experience, to facilitate sessions that suit your particular needs and goals. Whether you need to be heard and understood, to solve a problem, deal with a current issue or heal from trauma. Whatever your concern, you are the expert in you - I will walk beside you for a while, sometimes intervening with 'tools from my therapist toolkit', sometimes just deeply listening.
“When someone really hears you without passing judgement on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mold you, it feels damn good … When I have been listened to and when I have been heard, I am able to re-perceive my world in a new way and to go on. It is astonishing how elements which seem insoluble become soluble when someone listens. How confusions which seem irremediable turn into relatively clear flowing streams when one is heard” (Carl Rogers)