My core training is in person-centred counselling which means that I am committed to listening to you in an attended and special way without judging you, or telling you what to do. I am a caring, compassionate and reflective person and offer you a confidential relationship where you can openly and freely explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions as much or as little as you wish to.
Deciding to have counselling is a way of bringing to yourself an hour a week where you give yourself time, space and opportunity to explore and inquire about the things that matter to you. Many people think that spending time and money in this way is selfish. What if you matter enough to give yourself this gift? And what if there will be an outflowing to others too? In your relationships and in community?
Working together in this way can help you to make sense of your experiences and feelings, gain new perspectives or help you find new ways of coping with the difficulties that you might be facing and find constructive ways forward.
It can also lead to greater self-trust, confidence, self-esteem and self-compassion with a greater sense of control, creativity, contentment and sense of fulfillment in your life.
My experience as a counsellor, mentor and nurse of many years, together with my personal experience, convinces me that much of our suffering, be it physical, emotional, mental, social or spiritual can be helped by talking and being listened to by another in the particular way that person-centred counselling offers.