I offer a private and confidential counselling service based on person-centred values promoting client autonomy.
By creating a safe, non-judgemental and empathic environment, the space will give you a place to explore your needs and difficulties.
I adopt an integrative style of counselling using a variety of techniques from different theoretical models, and I aim to provide the opportunity and conditions for my clients' to work towards living in a more satisfying and manageable way.
I value the importance and significance of the client/counsellor relationship - the nurturing of which, I believe, is instrumental to the therapeutic process.
As a registered member of the Australian Counselling Association, I work ethically, and am fully committed to the principles of confidentiality and client safety.
I also undertake regular supervision to ensure continued professional practice, and attend courses to enhance my professional development.
I am aware of how challenging engaging in counselling can be and work with you at your pace.
This awareness is reflected in my first session with a client. In a relaxed and safe environment, this hour provides opportunity to outline your issues, discuss any expectations of counselling, learn about the the type of counselling on offer, etc.
The first session allows both client and counsellor to get a 'feel' for each other and decide whether to continue with further sessions.