The Harmony Centre
I first became interested in counselling when I worked for the Citizens’ Advice Bureau. I discovered that most of us have a difficulty we find unable to overcome at some time in our lives, and talking about it with a skilled, empathic, non-judgmental person can often clarify the situation. It can stop the ‘circling thoughts’ that we can suffer from and help us find the way forward.
I have worked with teenagers who have left foster care or children’s homes and were setting up homes of their own – with all the emotional and practical problems to deal with. My work has also been with people with drug and alcohol dependencies, and with the close relatives who are affected by the dependency. In these cases my clients need help coping with the relationship in which the other person seems to have the ‘problem’. However, lots of life’s problems, such as debt or illness for example, can affect our relationships. It seems that sometimes we feel we can’t see the wood for the trees – and this is where I can help. Many problems can stem from our past; my personal view is that we cannot change the past, but we can change our reaction to it. I like to focus on the ‘here and now’ and how we can go forward positively into the future.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) degree in Psychology
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client