I am a Person Centered Counsellor with 15 years' experience, working within varied establishments that include both private and public settings, such as NHS, Relate and Cornwall College.
I aim to provide a confidential space which is safe and caring that allows an individual to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviours.
We work through challenging or influential memories, identifying aspects of their lives that the individual would like to change or better understand themselves and others.
We set personal goals, and work toward their desired change.
People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life events, to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self- knowledge.
I have worked as a Couple counsellor for several years .
I provide a confidential space which is safe and caring for two people, within a relationship, to discuss their situation.
It is ideally if couples can attend the sessions together however if your partner is reluctant we can arrange an individual session on your own to begin with.
You may find your partner wants to join you after you have had some initial sessions alone - or you may find it helpful to intersperse couple sessions with individual sessions.
Clinical supervision is extremely important in the counselling profession for both beginners and the more advanced counsellor.
As an experienced Counsellor, I seek supervision whether it is for help with diagnosis, working with a client, whose presenting an issue is unfamiliar to me, identifying blind spots, exploring dilemmas or when seeking advice on trying new techniques.
This is extremely important of the supervisory process in counselling and is a requirement of the BACP. Counsellors-in-training must receive one and a half hours a month of supervision in order to become registered practitioners.
I have been a counselling supervisor for the past 7 years which has been rewarding and insightful. There is still much more to be experienced and much more to learn during this process.
My role as a specialist mentor is to provide, specifically tailored, one to one support which helps students address the barriers to learning created by a particular impairment, e.g. mental-health conditions, or autistic spectrum disorders.
Some of the issues that I have worked with are anxiety and stress situations, how to deal with concentration difficulties, time management, prioritizing workload and creating a suitable work- life balance.
My role is to help students recognize the barriers to learning created by their impairment and support them in developing strategies to address these barriers, particularly at times of transition, e.g. when starting at university or when planning to move on from it.