I trained as a humanistic integrative counsellor. This means my training covered several distinct therapeutic models of counselling and psychotherapy that are used together. The humanistic approach encourages people to think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions. The emphasis is on self-development, self-acceptance, and embracing one's potential.

These therapeutic models include Roger's Person Centred Model, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Gestalt. I am also influenced by the theoretical thinking around the impact of childhood attachment patterns on people’s adult lives.

What most influences the way I work and any models we may work with is my fundamental belief that the most important factor to effective therapy is the therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor. In this way I would call myself a relational therapist.

To find out more about the various listening therapy models and process of counselling and psychotherapy go to the BACP's helpful site at: www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk

This may seem a lot to take in and we can talk more about what you are looking for when you contact me. My contact details are on the contact page of this site.