Bsc (Hons), Pg.Cert, Pg.Dip, Dip.Couns, BACP
As a Humanistic counsellor, I believe the relationship we create is key to supporting you to explore your experiences, process your emotions and develop the confidence and skills to make the changes you desire. I believe everyone has the potential for personal growth and change and feel that the counselling relationship allows you to unlock that potential. I aim to create a safe, welcoming and confidential space in which you can begin your journey. My non-judgemental and empathetic approach allows clients to build trust with me and share their experiences at a pace that is comfortable for them.
How I can help
You may be feeling depressed or experiencing anxiety or perhaps a loss of direction or sense of purpose in your life. You may have experienced a significant event in your life such as a bereavement or relationship breakdown. You may be struggling with an addiction or you may be troubled by events in childhood that are affecting your ability to live your life the way you want to. Whatever it is that you are struggling with I can support you to make sense of your experience and work towards a happier way of being.
Although my initial training is in Person Centred therapy I work in an integrative way which allows me to draw on other approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to offer a tailored way of working that suits you. Cognitive behavioural therapy helps you to explore how your thoughts and beliefs are linked to your feelings and behaviours. We can work together to identify unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour and work towards changing these to improve your quality of life.
Areas of counselling I typically work with
Although I have experience in supporting people in a range of different areas, I have a particular interest in helping those struggling with addiction. Addiction can come in many forms and I believe that it is often a symptom of a deeper issue such as trauma or poor attachments in childhood. Whatever someone may be addicted to whether that is a substance or a behaviour, it has often been used as a strategy to help that person cope. I can support you to find more helpful ways of coping whilst exploring the issues that have led to the addiction to help you move forward in your recovery.
I have over 15 years’ experience supporting people to make positive changes to their lives in a range of different settings. Prior to qualifying as a counsellor I have worked in inpatient mental health hospitals, community settings, police custody suites and prisons. I have had the privilege of working with people from all walks of life and really value diversity and how unique each individual is. Therefore you can be confident in my ability to support you on your journey in an accepting and non-judgmental way. In addition, I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I have achieved a required standard of qualification and practice and work within their ethical framework. This means you can be reassured that I will work in an ethical and transparent way and am committed to ongoing development to ensure that I can offer the best to my clients. You can search for me on their website using the registration number 377492.
If you would like to talk with me about how I can support you I would be very happy to hear from you. Please contact me on 07999968433 or Roberta.firstname.lastname@example.org.