for individuals requiring support with emotional and psychological issues
During the course of our time together, I adopt an integrative approach, which draws on a range of psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioral therapies to help you explore and overcome issues impacting your life.
In our sessions, I encourage deep reflection, helping you to talk through the emotions we sometimes find difficult to process. In my work, I have seen Clients come to discover - as we progress through the counselling process - things about themselves that they never knew and this can identify new opportunities.
ISSUES I WORK WITH
Abuse; abandonment; addiction; anger; attachment issues; bereavement; body dysmorphia; bullying; career counselling (see Coaching); depression; disabilities; discrimination; dissociation; eating disorders; employment issues; hearing loss; loneliness; low self-esteem; LGBT issues; obsessive compulsive disorder; passive aggressive behaviour; personality disorders; post-traumatic stress disorder; relationship problems; self-harm and self-care; sex problems and sexual health; sexuality; stress; and trauma.
Psychodynamic theory is a way to explore those issues that come from the past, which affect the way we are today – we all carry some of our past with us and counselling can really help us to heal from a range of emotions including those related to loss, grief and trauma, Healing is a process, so it's necessary to 'go back' in order to go forward.
Using the Humanistic approach, we can reflect on what is bothering us in the here and now. What's happening for you? In this space? Right now? Sometimes just knowing that it is okay not to feel okay can be reassuring. Long-term, however, where do we go from here? Issues such as anxiety and depression can make us feel like we are not moving forward - let's hit pause and reflect.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has proven to be very effective in helping individuals to reframe negative thoughts. The way we respond to issues are largely learnt from our pasts and it is possible to relearn new, more desireable ways of being. Issues such as complex relationships, addiction, phobias and PTSD can be addressed using CBT.
for counsellors and therapist looking for support with their client work.
In order to optimise our work alliance with clients, it is beneficial to undertake Supervision on a regular basis. Clinical Supervisors are there to support therapists with an ever-increasing diversity of clients. It doesn't mean a therapist isn't 'good enough', but it does mean that therapists can feel supported in the same way that clients feel suppored - it really is a win-win.
THE WAY I WORK
In my supervision work, I draw on the Seven Eyed model of Supervision developed by Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet. The model helps us to understand the dynamics at play so we can provide the best therapeutic experience. The model:
Important Note: I am currently a Supervisor-in-training. I will receive my qualification in Clinical Supervision in Spring 2024. My current price reflects this status. Please enquire if you're interested in working together for your Supervision needs.
Coaching supports those with behavioural and skills-related issues.
What if I told you that, in order to get to a much happier place, you had to fail just three more times? Coaching can help. By starting today, who knows where you will be in six weeks or even as soon as six months from now?
Do you feel unfulfilled? Does the word 'stuck' resonate with you? Many of us are struggling to find our place in a modern world that seems to operate as a speed where it feels like it is hard to keep up. There is also an unspoken emphasis on needing to achieve in order to be 'successful'.
With the focus being on you as an individual, we can use a range of tools to explore your life and your aspirations so that you can feel empowered to act in order to achieve success. Not someone elses' success. Your success.
Our focus will be on how to improve organisation culture. This can be done on an individual basis or as a team. Conflict resoluation can help restore equilibrium within teams and I will help you to identify and address key issues.
This needs to be said: it can be lonely at the top, can't it? And you also need a space where you can explore your own personal and professional development which will cascade into success for both you and your business interests.
For your continuing development of skills needs to build your practice.
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SETTING UP MY OWN PRIVATE PRACTICE
Regardless of your modality, setting up your private practice is the same for us all - there are regulatory, ethical and practical concerns to take into consideration. This is why I hold regular Setting Up Your Own Counselling Pratice seminars.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Learn about the importance of RESEARCHING your business following by some BUSINESS BASICS. There will also be guidance on the the therapeutic SPACE itself before moving onto ADMINistrative matters, including my top 20 tips. There will also be some guidance on what to include in your CONTRACTS with clients together with some information on BOUNDARIES and how we can make sure we are mindful of adequate SELF CARE to avoid burning out. There are also some suggestions on how to stay MOTIVATED together with an introduction to BRANDING your business.
THREE WAYS TO GET STARTED