There is no mystery or magic about how Counselling works. Simply put, the counselling relationship I develop with you allows you to gain an increasing level of self-awareness, understanding and self-acceptance. You will emerge from the work empowered and able to live a more satisfying life. Both ‘psychotherapy’ and ‘counselling’ are terms that are used to describe the same process. Both terms relate to overcoming personal difficulties and working towards positive changes. Respecting client confidentiality is a fundamental requirement for all types of Counselling
The type of Counselling I use is Person-Centred Therapy. I chose to work with this approach because I believe it to be the most effective and client-friendly. It places you, the client, firmly in the drivers seat in that you will make the decisions on what to focus on , how fast we progress, the meaning of the issues we talk about and when the therapy stops. Sessions for Person Centred Therapy are available on week days and evenings. They usually last one hour and are held weekly. Appropriate times can be negotiated in the initial meeting.
I also specialise in working with the effects of trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, using Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR uses the natural healing ability of the brain and allows it to heal psychological problems at the same rate as the rest of the body heals physical wounds. Because EMDR allows the mind and body to heal at the same rate, treatment can be rapid. The goal of EMDR is to reduce distress in the shortest period of time using a comprehensive approach with therapeutic protocols and procedures.
Email can be a good first step for experiencing counselling, eliminating the need for face-to-face interaction. Email counselling also offers greater choice and flexibility and reduced cost. Email counselling can take place from the privacy of your own home. Writing about one’s experiences can itself be therapeutic, and you will have an automatic transcript of all sessions with your counselor.
Provision of individual supervision to practising counsellors, working both in private practice and within organisations Also supervision of trainee counsellors on counselling diploma courses Group and individual supervision to voluntary organizations in the mental health field and general work practice
Design and delivery of training courses for counsellors, psychotherapists and those in the caring professions Seminars and workshops available on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma In-house training for staff on stress management, team dynamics, and personal effectiveness