I believe that people work through issues in their own way when they are ready to. There can be a lot of experiences that have brought you to the stage you are at in your life where you have decided to access counselling.
Over the years I have become more interested in working with images as a useful way to support people in their process. Working with art can be a more spontaneous, creative way of working and a useful tool for expression and self-awareness.
I follow the person-centred approach when working with art. This means that I don’t interpret but offer an empathic, non-judgemental relationship from which we can explore your image work. As we explore, messages can bubble to the surface, a subconscious communication all dressed up visually from you to yourself. It’s important to go at your pace, and to wait for your meanings to emerge.
When someone let’s go and immerses themselves in their image process, then something special may happen. From that expression and exploration, your self-awareness may grow and, from that you may become more able to take the steps towards creating change in your life.
I have worked in range of settings from community to general practitioners and prisons. I have worked with a wide spectrum of people with different life experiences in both one to one and group work. I have extensive experience of supporting people who are caught up in addiction as they take stock of their situation and consider their process to secure change.
As a member of BACP I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy which can be found at www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Person Centred Art Therapy Skills
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug addiction
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Work-related stress
£40.00 but if this is not affordable I am happy to negotiate
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|