I am an experienced and fully qualified Relationship, Individual and Family Counsellor and Psycho Sexual Therapist. I trained with Relate Hull & East Yorkshire and have over 16 years’ experience working with Relate, the local Primary Care Trust and in private practice helping people with a variety of issues – I work with individuals, couples, families and young people and welcome clients from the LGBTQI Community. I am also a Trainer, delivering a variety of courses, for example, Counselling Skills, Family Issues and Managing Stress, to both the public and private sectors.
I place such value on my role as a Counsellor and am very passionate about helping people when they are facing one of life’s challenges, as it is at times like this; people tend to feel overwhelmed and desperate and often struggle to see a way forward, without the right support.
The therapeutic relationship with your Counsellor is very important and I believe it is essential you feel completely comfortable and at ease with the Counsellor whom you choose to let into your very private world. It is for this reason that I do not charge for the first half hour of the initial session as this gives you the opportunity to meet with me and decide whether you would feel comfortable working with me further.
I trained and work as an Integrative Counsellor, drawing upon theories and techniques from different approaches such as; Psychodynamic, (your past/present relationships) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CBT (the impact of your thoughts and feelings upon your behaviour), Systemic (what’s happening around you, for example within your family). Essentially, the Integrative Approach allows me to tailor the therapy to your individual need as therapy is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
However, don't worry if none of this makes sense to you right now as the emphasis of my approach is the relationship between client and counsellor. What is most important is I will be there for you, to listen to your problems, and help you, to the very best of my ability to move forward, through what is probably a very difficult period in your life.
If you are reading this you are probably in a place where you are seeking support, and you are now one step closer to getting that support…keep going….I look forward to welcoming you as a client and to working with you.
With Warmest Regards,