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Counselling Services

Counselling

My approach to my work is Person Centred, where through the process of developing a trusting relationship between you and me, we can explore together what might be troubling you, thus enabling you to gain greater clarity about your life and increase your personal awareness.

I do not give advice but work with you collaboratively, in a genuine way so that you can find your own way to making increased personal choices about your own life.

I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space.

A face to face counselling service for Individuals/Adults/Young people.

Some areas covered are depression, anxiety, difficulty in relationships, bereavement, work pressures, a crisis situation, cultural matters or it could be low self-esteem or confidence issues. This might be preventing you from living your life more fully. Or you might be experiencing something that happened in the past which is causing you some emotional stress, and you need to talk it through.
Areas Covered
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty in relationships
  • Bereavement
  • Work pressures
  • A a crisis situation
  • low self-esteem or confidence issues

Supervision

My core model is Person Centred, with an integrative approach meaning, I am able to work with a number of theoretical models. I believe that contracting for supervision is an ongoing two-way process, the foundation of which is a good working alliance.

"The work of the supervisor is to show that the work is ongoing, that there is no way, that one never knows for sure the experience of the other, and that it is in the mutual participation of discovering the essential quality of the client that the healing takes place." (Shainberg, 1983, p.164)

"Supervision is the process through which therapists explore their work with clients in a non-managerial environment with a supportive and experienced colleague." (Merry, 2001, p.174)

I provide Supervision for Qualified Counsellors and Trainee Counsellors and groups within organisations private practice and in-house in colleges and universities.

Training and Development

My training style is practical and interactive. I have many years experience as a trainer and tutor in FE colleges on Counselling courses. I have extensive experience of setting up and running Professional Development Groups. I can offer one off sessions or several sessions. I plan new training as and when required. I provide handouts and booklists. Some areas covered are
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Anxiety /Stress management
  • Self-confidence/Self-Esteem