My Approach – How I work
My approach is empathic using energy and motivation to grow with genuine challenge to establish change. My style stems from my training and continues to develop from my experience of working in a custodial setting, community based projects, treatment programmes and now privately and in an addictions, mental health and trauma clinic. I have also completed my own 12 Step Programme giving me good insight into the 15 recognised addictions.
Reading this you might feel like you are in bits, unable to cope, scared, lonely, not thinking straight, embarrassed you can’t sort this out yourself. This might be the first time you have considered speaking to someone, trusting someone else with your personal issues or problems. Speaking to a friend or family member hasn’t resolved the issue. It takes courage to admit there is something wrong.
One of the models I integrate into my practice is the Post Induction Therapy model (PIT). This enables us to study how the Family of Origin dynamics can block our emotional growth leading to developmental immaturity (co-dependency). This can further develop into trauma causing issues with intimacy, sex and love.
Together we work with what you bring allowing us both to establish an understanding of what your needs are.
Included within the sessions other techniques such as chair-work, relaxation and mindfulness and guided-imagery-regression work (Supporting the client on a journey with visualisation) is used to look at blocks in childhood. I have a special interest in inner child work and how the wounds, abuse, trauma of growing up in a dysfunctional family plays out in the here and now.
None of us like to think our parents did a bad job but the truth is we learn how to parent from our parents and they from their parents and so on. It’s not about blame, resentment, it’s about compassion and understanding with the buck stopping here hopefully.
Counselling and Psychotherapy: ‘Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.’ As defined by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) website.