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An integrative approach to counselling

 

I'm an integrative counsellor, which means I'm trained in a range of different therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Person Centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt.

 

As an integrative counsellor, I recognise that we are each unique, diverse and complex individuals, so what helps one person won’t necessarily help another. Integrative therapy allows me to adapt the way I work to help each client according to their own individual needs, preferences and circumstances. It is a very flexible approach that can be used to treat a wide range of issues.

 

My role is to help and support you to understand yourself better, make sense of the difficulties you face, and increase your sense of confidence and wellbeing. Therapy is an opportunity for you to explore whatever is on your mind without being judged. I can help you work through difficult thoughts and feelings, and look at different ways of coping with them. I can help you explore the things you’d like to change, whilst also finding ways to accept the things you’re unable to change. I may make some suggestions that may help you, but it’s always up to you whether you choose to act on these or not.

I'm also trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Mindfulness has become increasingly popular as part of an integrative approach to counselling. Mindfulness simply means to increase our awareness of what's going on in body and mind, right now. Find out more about how mindfulness can help as part of an integrative approach to counselling.

I work with issues including:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Low self-esteem

  • Overwhelming thoughts & emotions

  • Loneliness or isolation

  • Abuse

  • Addiction

  • Past/present trauma

  • Relationship problems

  • Stress and work-related issues

  • Bereavement

  • Self-harm

  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings

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