Counselling offers a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment to explore emotions and events which are making (or have made) life challenging. Through talking these things through, it is hoped that you reach a place of acceptance and self-empowerment, thus enabling you to take control of your life through greater awareness and understanding of your own thoughts and feelings.
My theoretical approach is Integrative Psychodynamic and Person- Centred. This means I hope to explore your early/ significant relationships and experiences, whilst offering empathy and unconditional positive regard in a non-judgemental way. It also means you are effectively in the driving seat as the counselling I offer is non-directive. I do not give advice or guidance, as I believe you to be the expert on you.
The relationship you have with your counsellor is unlike any other. Sometimes we can feel that our friends and family struggle to fully understand what it is like to be us, as an individual and whilst they offer us love and support they may not always be able to meet our need for greater understanding of ourselves as they are so closely involved in our life.
I hope to build a relationship based on trust and empathy, and to help you gain strength through reconnecting with those inner resources we all have but lose sight of sometimes.
With rooms in Central Cheltenham and Gloucester.
Telephone counselling also available.
Availability and price on request.