How I Work
My work is underpinned by the psychodynamic approach which means that how we think, feel and behave as adults can be influenced by earlier events.
Exploring these experiences will help bring greater understanding to patterns of behaviour that we may not be fully aware of, but may be impacting negatively on our lives in the present.
I work on a short term and opened ended basis and will draw on other approaches if appropriate such as CBT which explores how our thinking may be affecting how we feel and behave and by examining these links we may be able to improve our mood and general wellbeing.
I understand that entering counselling takes courage and I have a deep respect and regard for the level of trust my clients place in me when sharing personal and sensitive issues.
As such my professional code of ethics and respect for confidentiality is central to my practice.
As a Registered Accredited Member of the British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
It is a requirement of my registration that I have regular supervision and I continue with my professional development by attending regular training and updating of my counselling knowledge and skills.