My Background in Psychotherapy and Supervision
In my counselling and psychotherapy work I use listening skills and empathy to help people explore their concerns in a non-judgmental way. I aim to create a relationship of exploration and openness. I see myself as a companion on a journey of discovery and believe that the relationship that the therapist and client build together is the place where that journey begins.
Many people have areas of their lives that they feel are not working as they used to or have become aware of difficulties that are getting in the way of the lives they want to lead. So I have an integrative counselling approach that uses influences and tools from a number of models to create an individual style for each person.
My working life has been mainly spent in the voluntary sector working with young people, and people who have become homeless. While I was studying for my qualification in Social Work I became interested in work place issues and careers work.
My particular interest is in supporting people develop their professional work by exploring and reflecting on their work practice. I also offer solution focused work related sessions in agreed time limited sessions. In recent years i have also provided support services and assessments for counselling agencies. I have now run a counselling service for over 6 years and maintain a private practice.
Having worked in university and further education settings, I have a particularly interest in the issues facing students in Higher Education . I work in an Integrative way and also am able to work psychodynamically if requested.
I offer supervision for clinical supervision for therapists. I also offer workplace supervision/ coaching for anyone interested in developing their work life and pastoral supervision for clergy and pastoral workers. I also offer supervision for Youth Work students.