One time or another we are all faced with some kind of distress in our lives. So many variables affect us in an ever-changing environment we live in:
In dealing with various different challenges in our daily lives, we sometimes get stuck in solving a particular issue or issues. At that time we seem to become baffled and frustrated, not being able to decide what path to take.
We might lose the ability to trust our instinctive thoughts or feelings, un-enabling us to make appropriate decisions in accordance with our direct perceptions and desires.
Sometimes it becomes too difficult to resolve an issue on our own. It helps to share our difficulties with another person and as the saying goes 'two heads are better than one'.
Providing the ideal secure environment for you, to come and share you difficulties with a professional. Creating the right therapeutic conditions, where you can disclose and explore your difficulties. By effective listening, non-judgemental acceptance and being authentic, I would assist you in exploring your thinking processes and assessing your possible plans of action.
Having personally experienced the effectiveness of Counselling, I decided to train as a therapeutic counsellor. I chose Integrative Humanistic Counselling because the teachings were attuned to my values and beliefs.
The Humanistic approach is to value the uniqueness of each individual and through counselling aim to empower individuals to find solutions or how to minimize, their difficulties. My integrative counselling course was a study of three humanistic approaches:
These three approaches aim to assist the counsellor, in understanding a person as a whole and how to assist one to improve their self image.
I qualified in 2010 and soon after completing two placements, one in an addiction centre and the other in a GP surgery, I set up my own private practice. I have worked with hundreds of clients with issues ranging from confidence building to someone having attempted suicide. I am a member of National Counselling Society and belong to their Register of Counsellors. This register has been accredited under a programme set up the Department of Health and it is administered by the Professional Standards Authority, who are an independent body accountable to the Parliament. The Accredited Register offers enhanced protection to anyone looking for counselling, making sure counsellors meet high standards at all times, adhering to a Code of Practice and having adequate insurance in place.
Training and Qualifications
Being a Generic Integrated Therapeutic Counsellor, I am trained to tackle a wide range of issues. I can offer support and be of an assistance in most presenting issues including: