I believe that good therapy is based on a safe and trusting relationship. My offer to clients is an honest, open and transparent way of being. I will hold a space for you that feels dependable and trustworthy and we will work at a pace that feels right for you. You will be in charge of the accelerator, the brake and the steering wheel!
Whatever you bring to therapy, my attention is on you as a human being. Experience suggests that once a person feels heard and understood, they feel better able to understand and offer acceptance to themselves, from here, change can happen.
Much of my therapeutic experience has involved working with trauma such as childhood neglect, rape and sexual abuse. I also work with clients seeking support with bereavement, anxiety, self-esteem and self-harm, those who are struggling with relationship issues, parenting stress and stress resulting from belonging to minority groups. I work with clients who experience changeable moods and those who find emotions difficult to regulate or tolerate. Being in a space where you are totally accepted for who you are can be such a healing experience.
Above all, I work alongside people who are in distress or discomfort and feel that they are ready for a change.
My comfortable therapy room is based in the centre of Rugby and is easily accessible by car, bus or train. I also offer online sessions via Zoom.
I work with each client creating a psychological environment that is understanding, accepting, genuine and free from the threat of judgement. In such conditions, the client has the capacity to explore avenues that they may not have felt safe enough to talk about before, this is the way forwards for self healing.
Emotional distress or 'mental health' difficulties may be viewed as medical problems. This can obscure how a person is viewed, I take the person-centred view that thoughts, feelings and behaviour can be understood as a natural response to what has happened in life. I believe that human relationship can be healing and can support a person in developing an optimistic outlook for the future.
I am responsive to the direction that the client wishes to take, being empathic and attuned to how the client is feeling. I accept clients unconditionally, accepting that their path is unique I don't try to guess or assume that I know what is going on for the client allowing the client to tell their unique story. I value and respect that
I am responsive to the direction that the client wishes to take, being empathic and attuned to how the client is feeling. I accept clients unconditionally, accepting that their path is unique I don't try to guess or assume that I know what is going on for the client allowing the client to tell their unique story. I value and respect that the client knows what is in their own best interests, if only they can find the space to listen and trust their gut.