How I Work

I provide a safe and confidential space, and, with a warm, insightful nature I hope to help you to feel comfortable in your environment. My goal is to create a place where you feel you can build trust which will allow you to start exploring difficult and perhaps unwanted feelings in your life.

Environment

I try to create an environment where you feel accepted, unjudged and supported throughout our time together, whilst also empathising with the feelings and emotions that you bring into the room. I also try and stay true to my own feelings during our working relationship and will be congruent in my reactions with everything that you bring to each session.

The Sessions

Our sessions together are like a journey; a chance for you to explore unwanted and difficult emotions whilst feeling supported and safe. We will look at finding your inner strengths so that you can build on them and begin to utilise them in everyday life through self knowledge and awareness. By engaging in counselling, we can work together to develop various tools and skills to enhance your psychological well-being.

My counselling approach is Integrative which means that I draw on a range of therapeutic techniques in my work depending on what seems most suitable for you and your needs.

Adults, Couples, Teenagers & Children

As well as working with adults I am also very experienced with working with children and teenagers, after my time as a school Counselling at Honiton Community College having to deal with different personal issues they brought to the sessions.

As many children and teenagers find difficulty in expressing their thoughts and feelings, so I tend to use tools like sand-play, drawing, writing to help them express themselves better.

I am also experienced in dealing with many adult issues for example: divorce, death, bullying, self harming etc.

I also work with couples helping them to understand themselves and their partner with any relationship issues.

Training and Experience

  • Counsellor – Honiton Community College (counselling students)
  • Counsellor – NHS, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (counselling staff)

My experience includes working with:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Loss
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Depression / Bipolar Disorder
  • Child and Teenage Related Issues
  • Self Awareness / Personal Growth
  • Anger Management
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Drink Related Issues
  • Gambling Habits
  • Work & Career Issues
  • Mental Health
  • Eating Disorders

Although I have worked with many different issues I feel it is important to say that it’s what each person brings to the session that holds overall importance for me.

First Time

If you have never experienced counselling or Hypnotherapy before the prospect of talking about yourself can seem somewhat daunting. I therefore like to offer an initial session where we can assess and explore what has brought you to counselling and what you would like to get out of it. Most importantly, you can experience how I am as a counsellor or hypnotherapist and decide if my style is right for you.