If you sometimes feel that you are struggling against the constant flow of life's pressures, the counselling service I offer can help to prevent you from going under.
I am an integrative counsellor and, as such, I aim to offer a counselling process and strategies based on your needs, rather than limit my approach to one particular theoretical approach, as other counsellors may do.
The main objective of all counselling is the building of a collaborative understanding with a client. The counselling I offer focusses on achieving greater levels of self-acceptance and working towards personal growth by the setting of mutually agreed goals.
Exploring a client’s experiences, positive and negative, is an essential part of the process of identifying and developing the use of their own resources. Ultimately, it is the client's responsibility to take decisions that will lead to positive change and a counsellor or psychotherapist can only support or guide them in this process.
Dealing with unhappiness, frustration or stress has to involve the element of change - if change in your circumstances is difficult or not possible, a change in how you accommodate or deal with those circumstances is always possible.
I do believe that every individual has the capacity to make changes in order to better their lives and that counselling can be instrumental in identifying the means to do so.