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Counselling & Psychotherapy

There are many different approaches to Counselling and Psychotherapy and I would encourage you spend some time considering which approach may work best for you. In order to help you better understand how I work, I have added the BACP definitions of the main approaches that my practice is informed by. I hope you find this useful. 

Humanistic Therapy

"Coming from the ‘personal growth movement’ this approach encourages people to think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions.

The emphasis is on self-development and achieving one’s potential. A ‘client-centred’ or ‘non-directive’ approach is often used and the therapy can be described as ‘holistic’ or looking at the person as a whole. The client’s creative instincts may be used to explore and resolve personal issues." BACP

Person/Client-Centred Therapy

"Devised by Carl Rogers, this therapy is based on the idea that a client enters into a relationship with a counsellor where the client is allowed to freely express any emotions and feelings.

This enables the client to come to terms with the negative feelings that may have caused emotional problems, and develop personal skills. The objective is for the client to become more able to see themselves as a person with power and freedom to change." BACP

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

"This type of therapy promotes positive change and aims to move the client on from dwelling on past problems.

Clients are encouraged to focus positively on what they do well, to set goals and work out how to achieve them.

As little as three or four sessions may be beneficial." BACP

Counselling can be useful for many reasons, it can help if you are feeling, stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, confused, lost or hurt. Also, if you are experiencing difficulty in relationships perhaps at home, work or even with food, alcohol or another substance. 

I offer a safe, confidential environment in which you can explore any problems you may be having. I will help you to do this by offering an accepting and non judgmental relationship. 

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