‘The overall aim of counselling is to provide an opportunity for clients to work towards living in a way he or she experiences as more satisfying and resourceful’ (BAC Code of Ethics and Practice 1998)
Counselling is a process by which clients discover their own solutions to issues or problems by giving voice to their concerns. Counsellors do not give advice or tell their clients how they should act.
People come to counselling for a wide variety of reasons including; depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, physical and sexual abuse, relationship and work issues. The counsellor aims to provide a safe, confidential space where issues can be discussed openly and thoughts and feeling can be expressed and processed.
A counsellor’s training and experience can assist the client to look at problems from a different perspective and this can be invaluable in helping the client to consider new or different solutions.
I aim to provide a safe, confidential space for clients to explore their issues. I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I draw from a range of counselling models and interventions suited to client need.