I am a ‘Humanistic Integrative Counsellor’ but technical jargon aside, what does this mean for you?
As a Humanistic counsellor, I try to see people's lives as they would see it themselves. As a counsellor I feel very privileged to get an insight into the lives of the people I work with. I tend to have an optimistic perspective on human nature and truly believe everyone has the capacity to change if they’re willing to put the time and work in. I’m person centred which means I’m not the expert on your life, you are, as you know yourself best, it just may not feel like it at this current time. Being an ‘integrative counsellor’ simply means I integrate different modalities and ways of working, picking the most suitable depending on what we’re working on. I use Gestalt, Solution focused therapy, person centred therapy and Transactional analysis.
I’ve been working in the field of Therapy since 2014, where I worked as an adventure therapy practitioner. I worked with Children whose lives had often been too colourful for education and used outdoor adventures as a vessel for therapeutic change and to provide an education/get them back into the school system. In 2017 I started working solely with Adults in order to grow my skill base and in 2019 set up my own practice seeing clients over zoom. Since 2014 I’ve worked with a diverse range of clients with a diverse range of issues, these include but aren’t limited to:
- Developmental Disorders (ADHD, Autism, Learning Difficulties)
- OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
- Personal issues (confidence, low self esteem, goal setting, motivation, personal development)
- Relationships (issues within relationships, break ups, understanding traits)
- Workplace issues and/or stress
“The past has no power over the present moment ” - Echart Tolle
I’m a registered counsellor with the National Counselling Society (NCS), work within their ethical framework and have full Insurance.