Hello and welcome to my website.
There are times in all our lives when it is necessary and growth-full to ask for support from someone outside of your usual circle such as a counsellor. They can act as both witness and empathic ‘other’ who can really listen to your concerns in order for you to feel deeply heard and understood. This, often alchemical process can help you to see your life from a different perspective, maybe allowing you greater self-compassion, and assist you in making any changes that could improve your well-being. Asking for help can be an enormously empowering process which can enable real change and long lasting effects to be felt.
My role in working alongside you is to establish as safe and trusting a therapeutic relationship as possible in order for you to explore your thoughts and feeling from this place of warmth and acceptance. I will not judge your thoughts, feelings or actions but will very much be alongside you in helping you to explore and gain greater understanding of whats troubling you and maybe also to try to recognise any patterns that may be re-occurring in your life.
A person- centred approach is my starting point, at the heart of which is the concept that given the right conditions, we move in the direction of achieving our highest potential and becoming our biggest selves. Sometimes past experiences can cause us to lose touch with this ability and counselling can help re-connect us to this deeper knowing. Having explored other modalities I consider myself an integrative therapist, in that I try to meet each client exactly where they are, using any tools that I feel could be of help to them. For instance, if a more pro-active coaching-type approach is called for then I will respond as such.
I work from two locations; a large and comfortable room in the centre of Bath and also from my home in Bradford on Avon, in a beautiful studio room where clients also have access to creative media such as paints and drawing equipment should they wish to use them.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and I work with both adults and young people and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy who accredit and maintain professional standards within the industry.