What is Counselling?

Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk about whatever is troubling you with someone who is not involved in your personal life and who is not emotionally attached. Counselling does not tell you what to do, but encourages you to find your own answers. We all do the best we can with what we know so far. The counselling relationship provides a safe place in which to explore your problems and the ways in which you think, feel and behave. Through exploration you may find a new way of looking at your situation and begin to face things with more strength and less anxiety. This may help you to take more control of your life and you may then be in a better position to make choices.

I am able to work one to one or with couples. My training has been with The Westminster Pastoral Foundation, Park Lane College in Leeds, Swarthmore college and Leeds Psychology Training Institute.

In my couples work, my aim is to try to help the couple begin to be nice to each other again, by identifying destructive patterns of behavior which keep occurring, to learn better ways of communicating and to work together to find a shared view of the future


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