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How I work

My main theoretical approach is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) but I use an integrative model of counselling and work according to my clients’ needs drawing on a variety of therapeutic approaches such as Mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Attachment Theory.

The areas I cover include:

The number of sessions required often depends on client difficulties and the longevity of them. I am able to provide short and long term work according to my clients’ requirements which will be discussed in the first session.

When clients have limited mobility I am happy to provide counselling in their own homes. I am also able to support clients with exposure work that may take place outside of the counselling room. This is sometimes necessary with school phobia, agoraphobia, etc. Telephone and Skype counselling are also an option.

“What was most helpful about my sessions was understanding how I saw myself in the world. This gave me the opportunity to ‘see’ from a different viewpoint, thereby unlocking my ‘self’ to believe that I could and can live today, not as I had been, wrongly accepting that life was a fixed cycle. Even if I cannot change my history, I can change the way my history is allowed to affect me today.” — Male, 56 years old