I don’t possess a magic wand. My work is done collaboratively with my clients. You are the experts on your life. However, over the last two decades, I have built up substantial experience in helping couples to resolve conflict and other issues that affect their and their families’ lives.
My work is grounded in an understanding of the individual and of human interaction. I was trained - and continue training - in psychodynamic, systemic, attachment and cognitive behavioural theories, as well as the impact of developmental trauma on relational behaviours. If you want to know more about this, I am happy to explain the differences. This means I use ideas and concepts from all major theoretical frameworks, as well as new research in the area of neuroscience - as long as they can be helpful and make sense to my clients.
If I feel that I am not the right counsellor for you, and that I would work outside my expertise, I will attempt to point you into the right direction.
Usually, I see my clients for an Initial Consultation of one hour. This gives you the opportunity to meet me, and to assess whether you think I can help you. Trust is essential. If you decide you would like to work with me, we should meet once a week for an hour, usually same place, same time. I will do my best to accommodate your timetable.
I am committed to my clients, and therefore only accept a limited number of cases at a time.
My work is formally and professionally supervised, and as a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I adhere to the BACP Ethical Guidelines.
All sessions remain confidential. This also applies when I see partners individually.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the one we have been waiting for. We are the change that we seek”.