We all have limitless potential – a limitless ocean.
Who am I?
I am a British Therapist and a member of the British Association of counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
I work with adults, adolescents and children. I see clients for both long-term and short-term therapy and I have experience of working with a broad range of issues including addiction, anxiety, workload stress, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, self esteem, separation and trauma.
Values & Ethics
Being trustworthy is regarded as fundamental to understanding and resolving ethical issues.
Autonomy means developing a client’s ability to be self-directing within therapy and their life.
Beneficence means acting in the best interests of the client based on professional assessment.
Non-maleficence means avoiding emotional or other forms of client exploitation.
The principle of justice requires being just and fair to all client and respecting their human rights and dignity.
Self-respect means that the practitioner applies all the above principles as entitlements for self.
Types of Counselling
One of the most important things I can do for you is listen. This is often what has been missing in our lives and the need to talk and have someone listen to your story and your concerns is of paramount importance to me. Such an approach is sometimes framed as Humanistic counselling.
This involves being in the present moment, so we can both hear and sense what is important to you.
You may want to share where your perspectives have come from. Perhaps issues have arisen from your present circumstances or perhaps they have been with you for many years- possibly decades. If this is the case then we will both become aware of this and/or it may be helpful for you, for me to point out possible links from your present circumstances and how they link to the past.
By clearly seeing this we have the potential for self-awareness and self-empowerment.
I can also help with simple mindfulness techniques to help you deal with everyday life circumstances, which you may find difficult at the moment.
As such, this is essentially an integrative and holistic counselling service, which grows with you.
At the core of my practice is a belief in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and I count among my primary influences Humanistic and Psychodynamic theory. But what I bring to the therapy is guided by your needs and individual psychological perspective. As such it is a client led process. I will work with you to identify the areas that you particularly want to address and to identify the approach that you feel would be the most useful and meaningful to you.