My aim is to create a safe, supportive and confidential place where clients can explore their feelings, thoughts, beliefs and behavioural patterns. Through listening actively, and demonstrating respect and warmth towards a client, I facilitate a relationship where a client is able to feel accepted and valued, providing a safe space where we can work together at how a client can go forwards with their life.

I base how I work primarily on the principles of Carl Rogers, who founded the Person-Centred approach. Like him I trust that a person has a capacity for growth, finding their own answers by being offered the core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and genuineness within a counselling relationship.

I work in a non-directive way, following the client’s lead, with the intention of being transparent and non-judgemental. I believe that by staying in the here and now and looking at the client’s immediate experience of self, and the problem that they want to talk about, this encourages an understanding of who they are as a whole. My role is not to give advice but to help clients find more clarity and awareness of their choices.

I treat all clients with acceptance and respect regardless of their age, background, ethnicitiy, gender, disability or sexual orientation.