COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Many people have found counselling and psychotherapy very useful in many different ways. As a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I am mindful of the fact that people are different and therefore, different therapeutic interventions work for different people. Hence, in my work as an integrative Practitioner, I tailor my interventions to suit the needs of each client.
Each therapy session lasts 50 minutes at the rate of £50
At my counselling service, the overall aims of your counselling will be discussed at your first meeting with me, however, other issues may emerge as the work progresses. I endeavour to create a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for everyone irrespective of your age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social status etc. where you can work through your psychological problems. The focus on theory and therapeutic alliance enables each client to develop an understanding of how they have been impacted by their present and past life experiences. A variety of interventions are employed to assist the client to identify, explore and address these issues. The counselling process can be short term or long term.
For me, psychotherapy involves a longer and deeper method or system of intervention. It is also relational, and whilst in therapy with my client, I strive to identify, explore and address my client’s psychological problems at a deeper level. Psychotherapy aims to address issues around attachment, grief and loss, ingrained conditions of worth, trauma etc. Through psychotherapy, early traumatic experiences can be elicited and addressed. I was particularly drawn to psychotherapy having overcome some traumatic experiences in my own life. I was raised from a broken home. My parents got divorced when I was six years old, and I grew up with a lot of insecurity and low self-esteem. I believe this is part of the reason why I can easily relate to my clients’ pains and struggles. I am convinced that a good working alliance is key in the healing process.