What can counselling offer you?
A time and place for you to work on issues which are important to you.
A therapeutic relationship enabling you to work with someone who will listen to you.
What is involved in counselling?
My training is in the Gestalt approach. Gestalt is a term which refers to the concept of 'wholeness'.
In terms of counselling this means that I believe that the whole of your experience is important. Your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, sensations are the unique 'you'.
Sometimes circumstances or life experiences may lead us into making choices which are unsatisfying or uncomfortable, or lead us into fixed patterns of behaviours which are distressing or which stop us from achieving what we need.
Gestalt counselling is concerned with heightening awareness and choice. I will work with you to develop a therapeutic relationship based on your 'here and now' experiences. Working with your moment by moment experiences may raise awareness of unfinished business from the past which is affecting your experience of the present. For example in terms of how you are in the world or how you relate to others.