I am an Integrative counsellor which means that I have trained in the
use of several methods of counselling. You may have heard of Cognitive
Behaviour Therapy for example. Not all types of counselling feel right
for everyone so I am able to work with you to find a way that feels
comfortable for you.
I am interested in getting to know you, how you experience your life,
the ups and downs and what is troubling you. I believe that I can help
you to explore and find a way to feel okay.
I understand that sometimes it is hard to find the words to express how
we feel. I specialise in using creative tools to gently support you to
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (CBT)
CBT is a way of looking at our thoughts - what happens in our minds,
memories, dreams and imagination. And a way of also exploring our
behaviour - what we do and how we act. CBT can help you to look at
negative thinking patterns and work towards reducing distressing
SAND PLAY THERAPY
In sand play therapy we use objects to symbolically create whatever you
feel like in a tray of sand. Some people use objects to represent
themselves and others or people may use an object to represent a
feeling. Sand play is a little difficult to explain and is best
experienced. But it is a sensorial and tactile process in which we are
able to tell a story about ourselves. It can be a powerful and
insightful way of working in which our inner worlds or less conscious
thoughts and feelings become visible.
I will gently guide you through this process if it feels appropriate for
CREATIVE ART THERAPY
We may also use some creative tools such as pencils, paints, writing or
clay. In a similar way to sand play creative tools are used to
communicate how we feel and can be a useful way to provide insight in to
our inner thoughts and feelings.
We may also use visualisation, meditation and mindfulness tools. Most
importantly we will find a way of shaping the sessions that suits your
Counselling works best when you feel comfortable enough to be able to
talk about yourself and reveal issues that are troubling you. It is
important that we feel comfortable in each others company.