Choosing the right counsellor may seem baffling at first, as there are many 'schools' of counselling. Nowadays, there is quite an emphasis on CBT counselling (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) which majors on the 'here and now" and offers short term, solution focused therapy which can be suitable for those who would like focus on a particular problem.
Psychodynamic counselling, on the other hand, will focus more on the past, and may deal more with the 'unconscious' mind.
Person Centred therapyis very much 'client led' and is based on the three core principles of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. Indeed these principles apply to all counselling models. These are just a small example of what types of counselling are available as there are many more.
One of my specialisms is working with women who have been subjected to domestic violence, and physical and emotional abuse. I have worked in this area for over 10 years. I am also a member of the organisation PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Disorders) and have undergone various training days with them. My work also covers clients who have suffered childhood sexual abuse, Dissociative Identity Disorder and Multiple Personality Disorder.
I am committed to improving and developing my own skills as a therapist to help my clients achieve the life they deserve.
I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I regularly attend their annual conferences and approved workshops. This membership gives you reassurance and peace of mind that I am a member of one of the most recognised professional counselling bodies in the UK. Membership requires me to strictly adhere to the BACP "Codes of Ethics" and their support and guidance helps me to help you, and you have the reassurance of a line of communication if necessary.
I am also an affiliate counsellor for many Employee Assistance Programmes. Clients are referred to me through their work-place health scheme and are allocated between 5-10 sessions. This is considered 'short term, solution focused' therapy (CBT). This kind of work is time limited, and therefore the work is more 'here and now' and how we can work together to make positive changes within a short space of time.
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The first step in getting councelling is to reach out and make contact. Please either call or send me an email message