y counselling is based on a Humanistic-Existential approach, which recognises that we all need to find our own meaning and path in life. I focus on helping you develop your self-awareness, to understand how you relate to yourself and the world around you. I work flexibly with the needs of the individual client, integrating appropriately […]
y counselling is based on a Humanistic-Existential approach, which recognises that we all need to find our own meaning and path in life. I focus on helping you develop your self-awareness, to understand how you relate to yourself and the world around you. I work flexibly with the needs of the individual client, integrating appropriately from other counselling approaches; principally Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. I will work with you to identify your strengths, challenge unhelpful thinking cycles, and utilise your inner resources to develop new coping strategies and move forward in a more positive direction. I find the use of imagery powerful in helping you understand your emotions and find a way forward; as a unique image can bring a tangibility and fresh way of viewing that emotion, helping you to find a new understanding, and different way to approach your difficulties, and relate to the world and others more positively.
Each client is, of course, unique, and it is important that I acknowledge and work with the diversity within the counselling relationship, as I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental, trusting therapeutic space. We will work collaboratively to help you express yourselves fully, and reflect on and explore your issues.
Working online, I want to be able to work with you in a way that suits you. So I counsel via email (I suggest a maximum of 600 words), live chat, or video. For live chat and video I use https://vsee.com/as it has a high level of confidentiality. For email I use https://www.hushmail.com/
I see the first session as an opportunity for you to get to know me, and judge whether you feel I am understanding you, and that you feel comfortable with me.
Integrative; utilising humanistic existential, solution focused brief therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, CBT, and the use of imagery.
Loss and bereavement
Trauma and abuse
BACP accredited Diploma (1998) and Masters (2006) from the University of Wales College Newport (now the University of South Wales)
OCST Certificate in Online Counselling 2011
OCST Certificate in Online Supervision 2015
BACP Senior Accredited member 554207
BACP Ethical Framework Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions Supplementary Guidance Working Online guideline (2015)
I began working online in 2011, setting up and running a University online counselling service; working with clients on a wide range of mental health, relationship and personal issues. At this time I also added online therapy to my private practice.
£60 per 50 minute session