How I work
When working with clients, I use an ‘Integrative Approach’, which means that aspects of different approaches are combined to create a new way of working. My training in ‘The Relational Integrative Model’ brought together a person-centred or humanistic approach, a psychodynamic approach and some aspects of cognitive behavioural therapy.
The basis of this, and all therapies, is the relationship between a client and therapist. It is this feeling of trust and empathy that enables a client to explore difficult and painful aspects of their present and past life; the role of the therapist is to facilitate understanding, insight and to help the client to see their life from different perspectives. From this awareness arises the possibility of re-writing the ‘script’ and developing new ways of being for the future.
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP), I follow the BACP code of ethics and am bound by their guidelines.
Bsc(Hons) 1st Class Psychology with Health Science (University of the West of England)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of Wales, Newport)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Integrative Approach (University of Wales, Newport)
MBACP – Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Practitioners
Continuous Professional Development.
This is an ongoing process of gaining new knowledge and skills through attending courses, workshops and personal study that broadens and deepens my abilities as a counsellor. The BACP requires a minimum of 30 hours per year, which is audited.