Introduction Experienced counsellors come equipped with a range of methods and approaches, but what sets the master counsellor apart is their ability to act effectively in the moment. That is, they have an instinctive understanding of their client and an accurate grasp of what needs doing.
Making changes, learning and healing is often difficult and challenging. I will meet you there and guide you through; warmth in transition is my promise.
What do I do?
My aspiration is to teach you the techniques to heal and support yourself in getting your needs meet and achieving your goals. That in turn can become your springboard for your ongoing transformational learning, if you choose.
“Transformational Learning comes when the student can challenge their own assumptions, critically think and then learn for themselves”.
How do I approach it?
Without any ‘psychobabble’! I use a straightforward framework or set of organising principles called the Human Givens (https://positiveways.co.uk/human-givens). It sets out clearly and simply what we all need and what resources we have to achieve fulfilling those needs.
I then use a Motivational Interviewing approach to help you evoke, focus, plan and engage your personal resources so that you successfully get your needs met.
I may use a whole set of tools that collectively I term ‘Rational Emotive Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy’ that help (and teach) you to make sense of your world, become calm, think clearly and behave in positive ways.
I have practiced for over 25 years, supporting clients success across a broad range of emotional and mental health issues, including volunteering in schools, prisons, addiction Centre’s and other organisations. I focus and volunteer in helping trauma victims overcome Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).