How I work and Understanding the Counselling Process:
I am an integrative humanistic counsellor. This means that I bring together a number of different long-standing, established humanistic counselling therapies and integrate them to suit my client's needs. These include Person Centered, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. I also integrate CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) when appropriate.
Counselling is a talking therapy that helps you to get to know yourself in depth whilst exploring your current issues and circumstances that may lead you to make different choices. The counselling process through a professional, empathic and non-judgemental relationship between counsellor and client, can help you explore and understand your core self and help you to achieve your greatest potential.
It can be scary to embark on counselling for the first time, but I will only ever work to your speed. There is no set number of contracted sessions, you decide, but for humanistic counselling to be of therapeutic benefit, it is beneficial to have a minimum of six. There is no time limit on sessions, humanistic therapy is established as a longer term counselling process if the client feels they would like to continue.
Have you ever considered trying counselling for personal development? Counselling is often wrongly assumed to be just for help during a trauma or significant life event. It is actually also very helpful for self development, growing self-esteem and self-worth, exploring setting personal boundaries, exploring relationships and how you relate to others in a general sense. These can be explored over 2-3 sessions, so it's short term and in-expensive. Counselling can help you make better choices going forward and help you to feel better about yourself.