I’ve worked as a counsellor for over 25 years and am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Since 1998 I have been offering respectful and confidential counselling to people who want to work on difficult issues in their lives with support.
I describe myself as a humanistic, integrative and creative therapist and I work from a Person-centred core, which is sometimes called a Rogerian or Humanistic approach. This means I will not try to offer advice, find answers for you, or judge you, but I will listen and support you in finding your own answers and solutions. After all – you are the expert on what’s right for you!
I also integrate other approaches – such as Mindfulness, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Creative therapy and Mindful Self Compassion if we feel they may be useful.
Our sessions will be confidential – and my limits to confidentiality are:
- If I feel you or anyone else is at risk, I may need to break confidentiality.
This is a requirement of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy’ (you can read this by following this link): http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/new_ef.php
- I have regular counselling supervision – this is to ensure good practice.
Here’s a short video of Carl Rogers talking about counselling: