How I Work

I initially trained as a humanistic integrative counsellor.  As a humanistic counsellor I believe that all human beings are striving to grow in a positive direction and want to be the best they can be.  However, at times circumstances are not right and we need an independent trained person to help us solve life’s problems. I then went on to train as a trauma therapist and have a Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and I am currently in my final year of an MSc in Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma at Chester University.

Although people may experience similar problems, such as: stress; anxiety; abuse; depression; trauma; we will all react in different ways and so there is not one single therapeutic approach that is better than another.  I use an integrative approach to therapy, drawing on a number of different models to facilitate change, such as Rogers' Person Centred, Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). As an integrative counsellor I will aim to provide a tailor-made support package that meets the individual needs of the client and enables them to recover as quickly as possible, whatever their difficulties may be.

If you wish to find out more about integrative counselling, trauma-focused CBT or EMDR or would like to discuss your situation further, please feel free to contact me for an informal chat.  Alternatively, you will find further details on the different therapeutic models of psychotherapy at the BACP’s website www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk or www.emdria.org. 
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