My Approach

My approach is Integrative, which is a combined approach to counselling that brings together different elements of specific therapies.  I believe in 'one size doesn't fit all' and I use these different elements to meet the needs of the client.

I use elements of psychodynamic theory and practice, humanistic theory and practice, therapeutic play, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) theory and practice

With young children, I use therapeutic play.  The child communicates through play, creating their inner world, experiences and feelings.  This work is non-directive and different mediums are used, such as clay, sand, art, toys etc.  

I offer a safe, non-judgemental space where people can talk about their struggles and difficulties.  As a Counsellor, I will not tell you what to do, together we can explore and understand the difficulties you are experiencing and work out a way forward. 

At times life can be tough and things can happen that are out of our control.  These things can have a significant impact on our lives; our everyday functioning, our emotional health and our physical health.  People often return to counselling to address these difficulties.  

​Areas I Work With:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Life transitions

  • Self-esteem

  • Eating issues

  • Post-Traumatic stress 

  • College/School related issues

  • Stress

  • Sexual abuse

  • Physical abuse

  • Emotional abuse

  • Domestic abuse

  • Work related issues

  • Anger issues

  • Bullying

  • Autism

  • Child related issues

  • Miscarriage/Termination

  • Self harm

  • Young carers

  • Foster carers

  • Adolescence issues

  • Identity

  • LGBT 

  • Grief, loss, or bereavement

  • Separation / divorce

  • School refusal