I am a fully qualified, registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means I have been deemed to meet the BACP’s standard for a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.
I see the relationship between the patient and therapist as integral to the effectiveness and successful outcome of therapy. I aim to enable the patient to find a sense of self, help alleviate distress, enhance wellbeing, increase resilience and promote relationships. I take a holistic view of the person – made up of their biology, psychology, social and spiritual aspects. I work in relationship with the patient to explore their experiences, development, relationships, personality and unconscious. This often gives insight into the patient’s current ways of relating, behaving, and their thought-processes.
Gaining insight and awareness, through helpful and managed interventions, can give the patient the ability to re-frame experiences; potentially name, own, understand and accept overwhelming experiences. It can also help them to explore the helpful and hindering consequences of learned behavioural, cognitive and emotional processes and responses. I lead with the notion that the patient is the expert in their life.