I am a professionally qualified and experienced counsellor trained in a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches.
I also work as a volunteer counsellor for The Big C cancer charity, where I see cancer patients, their families and carers. Indeed, any person who has in some way been impacted by cancer, or who knows somebody who has, is welcomed.
I have a BSc. (Hons) Degree in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling and a Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling.
I have regular supervision, engage in ongoing professional development, and keep up to date with new ideas and research.
I work in accordance with the ethical principles and code of professional conduct as laid down by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I have been trained in many different approaches in understanding feelings, thoughts, behaviour, relationships, issues from the past, what troubles us now and what can help when we experience despair. I am able therefore to offer therapy for a wide range of issues; for example:
I work from an integrative perspective with a strong foundation in humanistic and existential concepts.
The humanistic approach highlights the self-healing capacity within each of us, and the central importance of the therapeutic relationship.
An existential approach is concerned with searching for ways to live a more meaningful life within the constraints of being human.
Working from an integrative perspective means that I can be with each person and facilitate a unique therapy adapted to suit what that individual person brings and what they need. Each person brings their own circumstances and history, and therefore each set of therapy sessions are unique.
In our work together, I will:
I will not:
You can contact me to find out more, ask any questions, or set up an initial meeting by calling me on 07719 736600, or you can find out a bit more by going to http://www.skylarkcounselling.webs.com/