I am a London-based, qualified Counsellor.
I recognise not all therapies are the same and each individual may require different things.
Depending on your needs, I may draw on knowledge and experience from various different approaches. I also work in a trauma-informed way. This means that I will not pressure you to discuss anything but we can discuss the thoughts and feelings that are having an impact on you, as we build a trusting relationship to go a little deeper as and when you are ready.
In fact, when exploring trauma or traumatic events, it can be more harming than good to discuss the event itself, but it can be helpful to explore the thoughts and feelings that are impacting you in the 'here and now'.
Some of the theoretical approaches I draw knowledge from are:
Person Centred Therapy considers you the expert of your own experiences and you have the answers and solutions within yourself
Mindfulness helps to focus on the present moment
Existential therapy focuses on a persons view of life and experience of living
Psychodynamic counselling looks at childhood and how this has shaped who people are today
Motivational Interviewing helps to identify changes and reasons for changing. This can be anything from eating too much chocolate or drinking too much wine, watching the TV too much or wanting to exercise more, it can help with lots of things
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy looks at how a persons thoughts and beliefs have an affect on their feelings and behaviours
Do get in touch if you would like to discuss my services further...
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