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Integrative/Pluralistic Counselling

"It is the client who knows what hurts, what direction to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried and, therefore, the therapist should rely upon the client for the direction of movement in the therapy process." 

Carl Rogers, 1961

I work in partnership with clients to provide a friendly, confidential and professional service, tailoring sessions to best meet the needs of the individual to make lasting, meaningful change and meet your personal goals. 

Taking a person-centred approach which puts clients at the centre, and with empathy and understanding, I offer a safe, confidential space, working within an integrative or pluralistic counselling approach to help gain deeper insights, understand patterns, release unhelpful emotions, and reframe the past, to develop positive tools to move forward confidently in new and empowering ways.

I will take time to answer any questions and ensure I fully understand your issues, needs and therapy goals to help you get the most from your sessions. 

An Integrative or Pluralistic Counselling approach combines the best of different approaches and counselling theory to provide the best service to the client. I tailor sessions using Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Counselling techniques and theory, which allows a much broader scope to help clients 

Person-Centred Counselling

Person Centred Counselling was founded by Carl Rogers in the 1950’s, when he proposed that therapy should focus on the experience of the client, rather than the expertise of the therapist, as such it isn't helpful for a therapist to tell a client what they should do. A client will find their own way forward when the conditions of empathy, acceptance and genuineness are provided by the counsellor in a safe, reflective space to gain new perspectives and tap into internal resources..

Psychodynamic Counseling

This helps us to understand how the past influences the present, and to understand unconscious process of the mind, and the ways we unknowingly try to protect ourselves in sometimes ineffective ways, such as through defence mechanisms like denial or projection.

Cognitive Behavioural Counselling

Helps us to consider where we might have developed limiting beliefs and thought processes that might be holding us back.

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