I’m a person-centred counsellor, which means I’m here to listen to you and make sure the space we’re in feels safe for you to talk. I won’t be giving you advice because I believe it’s up to you to decide how you want your life to be. We’re here to talk about you, and I see you as being the expert on you. When we’re in a session, I’ll be trying to follow what you’re feeling, and making sure I really understand you. There might be times when we’re sitting in silence together; it’s entirely up to you how you want to use our session, and how you want the pace of our session to be. From my own personal experience of counselling, I know that being in a session can feel difficult at times- which is why it’s really important to me that you feel comfortable with how our sessions go.
I’m currently a trainee on Warwick University’s counselling and psychotherapy degree, and have been since 2015- I expect to qualify in the summer of 2018. I’m also a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, who set out the ethical framework and standards which I work to.