Counselling & Brief Talking Therapies

I’m an MBACP registered Integrative Counsellor, Anxiety UK Approved Therapist, and Brief Talking Therapist, work with adults and children, and specialise in treating stress, anxiety and depression, including grief, bereavement and loss, providing individually tailored therapy services for help and support with a range of personal dilemmas and issues.

How I work:

The main idea behind integrative therapy is that you are unique, and what would work perfectly for you is not necessarily what would work for another person. As an integrative therapist, I therefore work to make a program of therapy that suits your specific individual needs and issues.

I abide by BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, attend regular monthly supervision, and undertake continuing personal and professional development training.

The following is an example of the various theoretical and technical approaches I can competently draw upon in order to best tailor therapy to meet your unique personal needs.

  • Person Centred Counselling

A non-directive humanistic approach to motivate clients to realise their fullest potential and self actualise.

  • Behaviour Therapy

Behaviour therapy seeks to replace negative behaviour with positive behaviour by utilising reinforcement.

  • Cognitive Therapy

A therapy which focuses more upon our thoughts, ideas, beliefs, and attitudes, identifying and changing unhelpful or inaccurate thinking, that may trigger or change certain feelings, and cause problematic behaviour and distressing emotional responses.

  • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy

An active-directive approach and philosophical outlook, suggesting people aren’t disturbed by events but by their own irrational beliefs about events.

  • Psychodynamic Counselling

An approach that studies unconscious processes, uncovering forgotten events in early childhood that influence the development of our personalities, and behaviour in adulthood.

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a combination of basic principles from both behavioural and cognitive forms of therapy, tackling thought distortions and maladaptive behaviours, considered the cause of many psychological problems.

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

SFBT is future-focused, goal-directed, and focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems that brought you to seek therapy.

  • Transpersonal Counselling

A phenomenon or experience in which your sense of identity or self extends beyond the individual or personal (trans) to encompass wider aspects of humankind, life, psyche or cosmos. Thus, I may employ mindfulness and other types of meditation or stillness practice adapted from Eastern spiritual disciplines in order to facilitate the expansion of awareness.

  • Integrative Counselling

Integrative counselling combines elements of various different theories, and makes use of the attributes of these different approaches, providing a specifically tailored integrated approach considered advantageous to a client.

The Brooks-Harris Integrative Multi-theoretical Psychotherapy (MTP) framework starts with the straight-forward premise that thoughts, actions, and feelings interact with one another and are shaped by biological, interpersonal, systemic, and cultural contexts.

This simple foundation is used to organize seven theoretical models that can be used to conceptualize clients and guide interventions, resulting in a sophisticated and integrated approach to psychotherapy.