As an ‘integrative’ therapist I draw on my knowledge of techniques from various theoretical schools, including Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Gestalt, Object Relations and the Transpersonal.
These combined skills enable me to work from a relational perspective (the ‘five-relational’ Clarkson framework), with a goal to aid your therapeutic outcome through the counselling relationship. No two clients are the same, so not being bound to a singular approach means that I can adapt to each individual client’s needs.
I believe the therapeutic relationship can offer a healing environment. I can provide you with a confidential and safe space, where you can discuss what is troubling you. As a counsellor I do not give advice, but offer an opportunity to reflect and explore your inner feelings and thoughts, from past and present. My wish is to understand your experiences through your lens. This work can be difficult due to facing things you may naturally rather ignore or forget; however, I will be alongside you in this process, offering compassion and support.
My view is that by understanding how our present patterns came into existence, and therefore gaining a greater understanding of ourselves, we can grow and bring about change, which can ultimately empower us and enrich our lives.
My private practice is based in Guildford, Surrey within The Eaves, where I offer face-to-face, open ended or short-term counselling (to young adults and adults). In addition to this, I have gained experience by volunteering within Brunswick Surgery, Surbiton, where I provided short-term therapy to GP referrals.
I currently provide shot-term therapy through the Employee Assistance Programme, supplied by The Eaves.
- I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and am bound by the ethical framework and complaints procedures of this professional body.
- I undertake regular continuing professional development (CPD), which enables me to develop and further my skills.
- I hold a current Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.