My counselling approach
I work in a client centred way which means that I provide space and a supportive environment for you to bring in whatever is troubling or whatever you may want to change.
I will encourage you to be as open and honest as you can. Although I will be supportive, I may use my perceptions to gently challenge you about your blind spots. I may sometimes use tools and techniques to illustrate what I perceive may be going on for you but I won’t impose my theories on you.
Areas I work with regularly
We live in a super anxious age, so many pressures in work, social and family life. With a background in body psychotherapy, I will highlight how the mind and body work together to produce anxiety states and how by paying attention to what is going on, can bring fresh insights into different ways of being and acting to bring more calm, presence and peace of mind.
Some people react to life’s pressures by becoming anxious and some by closing down their energy and their hearts becoming numb or full of negativity and gloom. I will work with dialogue and mind-body techniques to help you understand your low moods and build a more resilient set of responses
Low Self Esteem
Some people are their own worst enemy and will relentlessly criticise themselves and define themselves as self-styled failures. Lacking in a good sense of themselves they try to get love and credit by trying to please everyone and offend no-one. This can lead to low mood, anger, frustration and into the vicious circle of further low self-esteem. I start from the position that we are all born unique, splendid and worthy beings and that we can regain our dignity and feeling of self- worth by challenging and transforming some of these self-defeating character structures.
Personal and work Relationship Problems
Our characters are formed in relationship and our early environment certainly effects the way we negotiate all our future relationships. Counselling with an emphasis on the body mind connection can give you insight into some relationship traps you may be falling into and can give you a sense of empowerment as you realise how making some changes can enrich your relationships and well-being.