I am trained in coaching and counselling because I appreciate that with people have diverse needs.
Therapeutic counselling is mainly about reducing distress.
Coaching is mainly about increasing potential.
In reality, it is impossible to separate the two completely. Most people have simply a mixture of needs and do not fit into a box. I will work with you to assess your needs and agree the best approach.
As a therapeutic counsellor I worked with clients who struggled with
Lost sense of self
Anger and conflict
Family and relationship issues
Talking therapy is an effective tool to help you manage your distress in a safe and confidential space. I will work with you to uncover your resources to create options that will maximise your well-being. I believe that therapy is not about digging into the past and trying to find the core of your issues. I think it is more beneficial to acknowledge the way you were impacted by the past and concentrate on your present capacity for autonomy. This means you living more in the here and now, enjoying love and support offered to you and making your own decisions. My role is to listen and support you whilst you reflect on the way you make meaning out of your experiences. Some of us may be stuck in the past and need to update their worldview, while others worry about future possibilities that may never become reality:
“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”