Person Centered Counselling
The role of therapy is to help people acknowledge and face old hurts instead of hiding from them; to find adaptive ways of dealing with their pain; to explore and express their real selves. In short, the therapist helps clients learn to delight in themselves. Elinor Greenberg 2016
I have decades of experience working with clients who are trying to deal with varying issues. Much of this experience was gained when I worked as an Assessment Worker at MIND. My role here involved a significant amount of group work and counselling.
Working for the NHS’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service as a Person-Centered Counsellor developed my skills across a broad range of issues from anxiety, stress and depression, to alcohol misuse, substance misuse and marital problems to name a few.
In addition to my on-the-job experience, I hold a degree in Addiction Counselling. It was during my degree course that I learnt to competently implement Cognitive Behavioural and Motivational Therapy – I am also a qualified Person-Centered Therapist.
BACP approved I also hold a degree in counselling phycology.