Counselling Therapies ~ How I work
If you look up 'hear' in a dictionary associated words include understand; pay attention to; heed; take notice of; listen to all that a person says.
To be heard, without judgment, can be a unique experience for clients.
As a counsellor I work with individuals and couples of all ages, gender, race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, religions or beliefs.
I offer a professional counselling therapy service which includes:
Respecting your confidentiality, weekly 50 minute sessions working with what the client brings, unlimited or short term counselling and to work within the guidelines of the BACP Ethical Framework For Good Practice in Counselling. I keep securely held and anonymous notes in accordance with my knowledge of Data Protection requirements and I practice Equality and Diversity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. I hold Liability Insurance.
My counselling approach can work on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
The Humanistic approach helps clients to explore their own world in the ‘here and now’ and can provide them with a deeper understanding of themselves thus enabling self-awareness which can lead to growth and change. The counsellor offers empathy, acceptance and is non-judgmental, providing a safe and confidential space for clients. Within this approach are a number of models:
Person-Centred Therapy encourages the belief that the client is unique; the expert of their own life which is explored alongside the counsellor. This model supports the client allowing full exploration of their thoughts and feelings, without judgment, and empowering them to feel accepted and promote change.
Gestalt Therapy focuses on the ‘wholeness’ of the client; body, thoughts, feelings, actions, dreams, memories and how they relate to their environment and those around them. A safe space is offered to aid the client to gain awareness in the ‘here and now’ through creative and experiential techniques.
Existential Therapy the philosophical and spiritual exploration of a client’s search for meaning and to awaken their awareness of their potential through choice and responsibility.
Transactional Analysis identifies how individuals communicate with others. Understanding this can promote change in long adopted behaviours and interactions with others leading to improved relationships.