My Approach
I am an Intergrative Therapist

Integrative counselling means drawing on and blending specific types of therapies. This approach is not linked to one particular type of therapy as I  believe that no singular approach works for each client in all situations.

I utilise and blend different types of therapy, mainly EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt (explained below) and a client's issue is dealt with systematically, as it would be if only one type of therapy were being used.

Integrative counselling allows me to explore an issue from a variety of distinct theoretical perspectives and to use concepts and techniques from each.

EMDR

I also provide EMDR as therapy which many people find a useful way of working with a large number of issues such as Trauma, Anxiety and Phobias. For more information see the page on EMDR

What happens in a session?

Mostly we talk. We talk about your worries, thoughts or feelings and things may have arisen from the last session.

Counselling is your time to use how you wish; I may offer ideas in how we might work such as diagrams or list making etc. 

Sometimes you may be given homework, its not like school, just an invitation to work on things or thoughts outside of the counselling session. These can be reflected on during our next session. 

Sometimes counselling becomes emotionally challenging, and you feel like you might not wish to come back for another session. If that is the case it is really important that you do come back so we can look at why. It may be that you're not ready to talk about a certain issue yet or that the way in which we are working together could be adjusted to make you feel more at ease. Often such sessions can be the most rewarding!

Workshops and Awareness days

I also run a variety of workshop and awareness days which are popular with schools or other organisations, these workshops vary in lengths and can be adapted to suit your needs. If you think your organisation could benefit from a day like this, please get in contact so we can discuss your needs.