My approach

I am a qualified integrative counsellor which means I draw on different approaches to suit your needs. I work alongside you to understand how you are experiencing life right now. I provide a warm, accepting and genuine therapeutic relationship for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, and move towards greater self-awareness and fulfilment. When we work outdoors, we can also work with nature as a co-therapist, opening up a rich and broad space for you to explore your experience.

Psychotherapy consists of a gradually unfolding process wherein the therapist attempts to know the patient as fully as possible.

Irvin Yalom, The Gift of therapy

I view the counselling process as an opportunity for you to become more aware of your thoughts, feelings and experiences which provides the opportunity to open up and grow – rather like an unfurling fern. My role in our counselling is similar to a fellow traveller. I will accompany you on your “journey”, holding a safe space and attempting to fully understand your experience and the things that are dissatisfying or holding you back from where you want to be. I draw inspiration from nature’s cycles and processes and bring my knowledge, experience, intuition and perspective into our work. We work together to explore your inner world and relationships with curiosity to help you gain greater awareness and choice in how you live.

I work mainly from a person-centred approach which means I focus on how you are experiencing life right here and now. I support you to lead your counselling in the direction that feels right for you. I also use existential ideas to explore themes of responsibility, choice, freedom and meaning in life. I may offer to bring in creative techniques to explore particular issues which can bring a new perspective on what you are experiencing.

Want to know more?

I offer a free initial 30 minute call to talk through what you want from counselling and to find out if we can work together. Contact me to arrange a session.