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17th February 2020 
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Adult Counselling

My counselling approach is integrative and I use a combination of interventions from Person Centred Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis, CBT and Solution Focused Therapy.


What happens at an assessment appointment?

Our first meeting is an opportunity for both of us to get to know each other and ask questions. We will discuss confidentiality of sessions and documents and you will have the opportunity to share your personal circumstances, identify and prioritise key issues to work on. We will discuss the frequency of your appointments, regular reviews and overall duration of time in counselling.


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Child & Adolescent Counselling

I work in age appropriate and creative ways that suit each individual, this could include: drawing, modelling clay, Russian dolls, buttons, writing poems or songs and when preferred I also use suitable talking interventions when required.


What happens at an assessment appointment?

At a child or young person's first appointment I invite parents to attend for under 16's, so they can ask questions and I have the opportunity to share information regarding confidentiality, the frequency of appointments, regular reviews and overall time in counselling.

The young person will have the opportunity to share their personal circumstances, identify and prioritise key issues to work on.


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Family Counselling

When working with families I follow an Adlerian approach to identify their issues and work to encourage parents and children to work collaboratively to find satisfactory solutions.


What happens at a first appointment?

I invite parents to attend first to learn more about them and the family, discuss confidentiality and my approach to working with families. The second meeting involves parents and children together to start work on an agreed goal.


I can support clients and families that are experiencing difficulty with:

Anxiety
Anger
Abuse
Bereavement
Depression
Panic attacks
Self-harm
Suicidal Ideation
Low confidence/self esteem
OCD
Addictions
Eating disorders
Stress
ASD/Asperger Syndrome
ADHD
PTSD
Sexuality/Gender Identity Issues
Family/Relationship difficulties
Separation/Divorce