How Can Counselling Help You?
The opportunity to talk openly and in confidence about feelings, events and situations in life that are causing distress is a tremendously valuable experience for many people.
Counselling and psychotherapy can be helpful to you if you are experiencing difficulties such as:
- Anxiety or worrying thoughts
- Feelings of low self-esteem or poor self-confidence
- Problems forming or maintaining relationships
- Anger or frustration that feels unmanageable
- Feeling stuck in your life, confused or needing to find a more meaningful direction for your life
- Bereavement and loss
- Mild to moderate problems with addiction
- Lacking motivation or sense of direction
- Problems with food and body image
- Unresolved difficulties from the past such as abuse or bullying
- Questions around sexuality
Clinical SupervisionNon-managerial supervision is an essential part of ethically sound counselling and psychotherapy. It is also a valuable means of support in any work that involves working closely with others in a facilitating and challenging way. Clinical supervision is essential for those working intensively with people who are exploring inner conflicts and associated interpersonal difficulties. Supervision gives you the space for reflection, where you can re-examine and understand the processes taking place in the therapeutic relationship with your clients. It also provides the opportunity to continually develop your skills and knowledge.
My approach to supervision prioritises the formation of a strong working relationship with supervisees. I believe that a relational approach to supervision promotes resilience and confidence: Resilience necessary to meet the emotional demands of client work and confidence necessary to engage creatively in rigorous evaluation. I would describe my practice as being informed by the Gestalt approach, humanistic and existential thought and attachment theory. However, I enjoy working with practitioners from a variety of approaches.