After our phone consultation, I will have more of a sense of what has brought you to counselling. From there, we will have our initial session where, within a safe and confidential space, you can begin to tell me your story. Through this gentle process, where you set the pace and tone, we will work together to identify what is causing your discomfort and distress.
We will consider new ways of coping; replacing older ones that may no longer be suitable or appropriate. I believe in, 'joining the dots' and looking at cycles and patterns of behaviour which often mean we may have become stuck in a way of being. You may find yourself speaking about your family or your childhood and any significant life-events with me. As we build your picture and understand more about your identity, you will likely experience a deepening sense of self and with that, a feeling of strength and empowerment.
As a therapist, I work relationally so earning your trust and enabling you to feel entirely comfortable is integral to the way I work. My training and my natural empathy enables me to achieve this. By 'freeing you up' to put down some of your baggage, I can help you feel less weighed-down and work with you to identify, acknowledge and ultimately, let go of what may be holding you back. I believe I can offer you a space where you can be yourself and honestly explore what is tiring your mind and compromising your head space.