I am a trainee counsellor who strives to provide a warm, empathic, safe, supportive, non- judgmental space where clients are able to be vulnerable and talk about their difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences. Throughout our lives, we all have times which can make us feel challenged or lost, so I would like to facilitate a space so clients can explore, be heard, understood and valued. I am very conscious that this may be an overwhelming experience initially, especially for those, who this may be their first time in counselling, so I will go with my client’s pace that they are comfortable with.
I will work with clients using an integrative approach, using the person-centred approach, to help my clients understand their own feelings, and help them find their own way of coping with their issues. As well as this, I may use a psychodynamic approach which may provide further insight into the client’s personal history and help them gain awareness on how their past experiences may be affecting their current thoughts and behaviours. Working with different client groups children, adults, individuals with mental health needs and those who have disabilities is something I hold with great importance to me. I am fully aware of cultural differences and respond respectfully to people of all cultures, racial, ethnic backgrounds and religions and try celebrating diversity wherever possible. I am also a student member of the BACP governing body and adhere to their ethical framework.