My approach in sessions
I do not expect you to be trusting of me from the start. I accept that you will be cautious, I understand your need to protect yourself. I do not expect you to share everything with me. It's important you set the pace. I will not rush you. I will be patient. You might change the story as the sessions progress, dramatically. That's perfectly O.K too.
My belief will be as you have started your journey there is something you are not happy within your life, or something you feel not quite right. You might know or you might not.
You may be looking for answers or you might just want someone to hear you out. You might want to change or you might find change too frightening or impossible and just want support. These options are all perfectly fine with me.
My aim is also to resource you with new strategies to integrate into your life and a refreshed awareness leading to reflective action.
Exploring with you your existing emotional strengths as well as creating new behaviours and relating patterns. Perhaps working on your inner child or ways to increase your self-efficacy. My counselling approach will be that we will come to a mutual decision about the direction of the therapeutic work.
I use creativity often in my counselling sessions. It doesn't mean that I will expect you to draw or sketch or doodle. It is more about me as a therapist to support you - being creative in my approach. Read
I provide counselling for adults and young people - face to face or online. Young adults have many issues that bring them to therapy. Read