How I work will include

 


Engaging you in a dialogue were you can tell me in your own words, what it is exactly you feel needs to change, and what those changes might look like.

At a pace that's right for you, I will help you develop perspective on your habitual, automatic and unhelpful behaviours. Perspective provides a greater sense of clarity and manageability.


Supporting you in developiing alternative, more skilful and wiser stratergies that are more likely to help you successfully realise the changes your seeking.


Encouraging you to turn towards difficult experiences, people and situations with acceptance and compassion.  Acceptance does not mean becoming a door mat or accepting abuse. Self compassion is a great antidote to guilt and shame.  Compassion for others, even our enemies, produces release from mental poverty, feeling hard-done-by and the need for revenge.

Developing Skillful Reflection around the conditioning from your early years which is likely in this counselling process. This is helpful in Identifying historical emotional wounds, and how they may be unconsciously replayed, causing problematic relations in the present.

At all times I will listen empathically and offer you a kindly, confidential and hopeful relationship were you can bring all of yourself, warts and all without judgement.



To compliment the compassion focused therapy I integrate mindfulness practices. These practical applications help to create 'a gap' (often known as the gap to freedom) from the cycles of automatic and reactive behaviours such as 'clinging' and 'reactivity' - to more creative choices such as 'self compassion in action' that produces liberation and release.



AREAS I SPECIALISE IN INCLUDE

Couples in conflict and betrayals. Depression. Anxiety disorders. Low moods. Anger and rage. Loneliness. Cultural issues. Survivors of sexual abuse. Employment issues. Self harm. Bereavement and loss. Sexual identity. Shame and guilt. LGBTQ issues. Addiction cycles, HIV and more....





The counselling service I provide is available to adults and young persons, individuals and couples from any background.

( All disclosures are confidential and subject to acceptions which are explained in the initial assessment session. All data is kept in accordance with GDPR regulation)

My clients inform me I have significant awareness of cultural diversity and ethnicity.