I am a BACP Accredited UKRCP Registered Counsellor and Relate trained Relationship/Couple Counsellor in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. I have 14 yrs counselling experience and work with both couples and individuals. I work from a comfortable room on the second floor of Gunnery House which is just off the Rugby Road in Leamington Spa.
I work in a truly collaborative way with you where I see us working through your issues in the counselling process in order to understand and make sense of them You can put your story across and be heard in a safe and non judgemental environment. It is about clearing barriers and having the potential to re-write your story.
I always take time to acknowledge your bravery in taking the initial decision to come for counselling as it is not an easy option and can be a very painful process. Sometimes things get worse before getting better but I normalise that and will make this process as painless as possible for you.
I work with a variety of theories and my experience has informed me that Systemic ideas and questioning can promote change and create difference. I like the concept of curiosity and feel that a large part of my work is around enabling you to be curious and ask questions about yourselves as individuals and to help you make sense of your relationships. Where appropriate I may give you a task (homework) or suggest a book to read between sessions because I want you to get as much as possible from the counselling process.
It is also important for me to say that I can't wave a magic wand and pretend that you will leave me singing and dancing into the sunset however the time spent in the sessions will enable you to look at yourself and your relationships in a different and healthier way. I want to enable you to have new tools and strategies for managing your lives and to make informed decisions regarding your future. In other words I hope to help you be in a place of certainty or perhaps safe uncertainty, which is a more comfortable place to be.
Please take some time to read my website - if you have any questions don't hesitate to get in touch. I'll be happy to help however I can. Finally I am passionate about my work as a counsellor and feel privileged to be a part of your journey.