I believe we all have the capacity to change and I am dedicated to helping others bring about healing and growth. When life is tough it can challenge our emotional health and well being, making us feel overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, depressed, angry or lacking in self esteem. My clients often find it difficult to put words to their feelings or to make any sense of what they are experiencing and this can be both frightening and isolating. Counselling can be a positive step, transformative and meaningful. Change is made possible through the supportive, non-judgmental, therapeutic relationship, which helps us to move towards acceptance of self or empowerment to change.
My training respects the idea of subjective reality and the unique way in which we all experience the world. As such, I respond to and tailor my sessions to the client, whilst drawing on the theories of Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Person Centered Therapy. I welcome you with empathy and as a professional and over time we build trust. I will help you to put words and meaning to painful or confusing feelings in this supportive, quiet, non-judgmental space. I also work creatively with techniques such as Sand Tray where appropriate.
I have worked 1-1 as a Life Coach for 5 years before training as a Counsellor. In addition to my private practice, I work in the NHS/voluntary sector on addiction therapy and I previously worked with a wide range of clients at Psychology Sussex. I offer an initial consultation with no obligation to continue.