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Its difficult to choose a counsellor when there are so many different models of counselling. How do you know which one is right for you. The answer is you don’t always till you know a little about the counsellor and how they work. You usually get a feeling that tells you if that counsellor resonates with you.

I chose to become a counsellor after years of various challenges throughout my life, which has given me many personal experiences, at times painful but have without doubt enhanced my work as a counsellor.

I ran a business for over 20 years and as much as I enjoyed it, I used to sit at my desk and think how I would like a job that could make a difference to people.

My chance came when I lost virtually everything, my business and my home. This led me to studying person centred counselling to postgraduate level at University. However, during this process, I realised that there was more to just listening to someone.

For example, there are areas like depression that do not always respond well to delving into the past and it is not always necessary for us to do this with clients.  I also wanted to be able to give clients tools to support them in their daily lives and to be more solution-focused than just looking backwards into the past.

By chance I came across the Human givens institute here in the UK.   Human givens believe that we all have innate needs that are paramount to our living a fulfilled life.  When these needs are not met for whatever reason things go wrong.   Human givens are about identifying what has gone wrong and learning to implement changes that will empower and enrich our day to day living.

Sometimes we really need some extra support and guidance to work through difficult times and in most cases, it helps to have a deeper understanding of why we are the way we are and having solutions to support us through those difficult times.

Areas I work with:

  • Anger Management

  • Addiction

  • Phobias

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Trauma

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Panic attacks

  • Depression

  • Relationship issues

  • Work-related business support

  • Moving through life-changing events

  • Change of career

“ The biggest assumption about communication is to assume its taken place.”

- George Bernard Shaw

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