PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND COUNSELLOR
What I can offer:
I offer weekly therapy sessions of 50 minutes duration in a confidential setting where we can work together to think about and explore your problems and or, concerns. Talking to an experienced professional psychotherapist or counsellor who you feel listens and understands your difficulties can help you to try and make sense of your painful experiences, emotional stresses and or, struggles. Through this experience, where your thoughts and feelings have the time and space to be explored, choices can become clearer and new ways of relating to yourself and others can develop. To achieve this, we could work either open ended or to an agreed time limited number of sessions which could be agreed upon during our first session.
Experience and qualifications:
I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor and I have a private counselling and psychotherapy practice in Wokingham at the Berkshire Counselling and Psychotherapies centre where my work is regularly supervised in accordance with the requirements of my professional registration.
I have worked with adults, adolescents and children within the private, public and charity sectors, which includes the NHS IAPT Talking Therapies service. Within these sectors I have worked with clients who have presented with a wide range of difficulties and these include, but are not limited to; depression, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, loss, self-harm, relationship and or, work related problems, eating disorders and drug and alcohol addiction which includes individuals, as well as, family members, friends and carers affected by their loved one’s drug or alcohol use.
In regards to my commitment to my ongoing professional development, I am currently undertaking a PsychD in Counselling and Psychotherapy at The University of Roehampton to help me further integrate the different approaches into my clinical work with clients.
Approach and orientation:
I have a Master of Science degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Batchelor of Science (Hons) degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy both from The University of Roehampton. Therefore, my clinical practice reflects my training from an integrative approach, as well as, in the main research and evidence based psychotherapeutic approaches which includes, psychodynamic therapy, person centred therapy and existential therapy all of which I draw upon as appropriate in regards to my relational work with clients.
Philosophy on Counselling and Psychotherapy
My philosophy of counselling and psychotherapy incorporates the ideas located within the psychodynamic, person centred and existential approaches which I use to inform my clinical practice. I believe that one of the most helpful experiences for someone seeking counselling is to feel fully listened to so that through this experience, they can start to acknowledge and experience feelings and or, emotions, that may emerge through the process. In doing so, this can help clients make changes to their way of being and therefore, help them experience a more satisfying life. In addition, I am also guided by the psychodynamic view that patterns created in our early family relationships can impact our current way of being and relating and therefore, be detrimental to current relationships and or, experiences. In bringing these patterns into awareness within a safe and confidential space, can help to significantly relieve distressing feelings and or, emotions.