I am a trainee integrative counsellor at the Minster Centre. My aim is to create a safe, respectful and comfortable environment where you can feel heard and understood, so that we can explore in depth what is troubling you. I offer relational, integrative counselling that draws on Humanistic, Existential and Psychodynamic thinking. This enables me to tailor my approach to offer holistic counselling that considers the whole person.
My approach includes focusing on breathing and being present and engaged with the process of what is happening between us in the room. I believe that connecting with feelings and sensations in the body can allow us to feel more grounded and alive. I strongly believe the relationship that is built up between client and counsellor is the essential ingredient for successful counselling.
Helping others improve their mental health means a great deal to me. I have previously volunteered in the mental health sector, supporting people from a diverse range of backgrounds. Every life is unique, and I believe in the value of drawing on, where appropriate, the reparative power of my own personal recovery experience and LGBT+ identity to inform and deepen my therapeutic approach. Counselling can be a big step, and if you decide you would like to take that step with me, perhaps we can form a trusted relationship.
I am a student member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), and I adhere to their code of ethics.