My Approach

“I arrived on Steph’s ‘couch’ confused, anxious and feeling like I was going crazy. I had never had counselling before so I had no idea what to expect, or if I was doing the right thing. Steph couldn’t have been more welcoming and instantly put me at ease. It was like chatting with an old friend in their living room!” – Client, August 2018

My professional BACP-accredited University Post graduate Diploma and further ongoing clinical training has equipped me with a broad range of practical and theoretical approaches to draw from including: person-centred therapy (Rogerian), integrative, humanistic, attachment theories, cognitive, behavioural (including CBT), transactional analysis, transference, life scripts, ego states, self-compassion, psycho-educational, mindfulness, spiritual and holistic.

I believe we’re all different and that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to psychological support.

Counselling training doesn’t just stop when you qualify, it’s an ongoing career commitment. As a registered member of the BACP I agree to undertake a minimum of 30-hours study every year allowing me to continuously evolve as a practitioner and keep up-to-date with new developments.

As human beings we already possess the inner resources to heal, evolve and overcome obstacles. Our entire survival as a species has been dependent on our ability to solve complex problems.

The process of therapy helps you to re-connect with your innate resourcefulness to make fresh sense of things, cultivate deeper awareness, and develop practical and emotional skills.

The infamous light bulb moment!

Therapy helps you access your own internal guidance system – your intuition. You may not hear it yet (or perhaps you can but don’t trust it) however learning to understand and manage your feelings is one of the best gifts you could ever give yourself.

Sessions:

Understandably one of the first questions people ask is how long will I be in therapy? It’s almost impossible to answer this – in context – if you were to ask me how long it’d take to unravel a piece of string, we’d need to know how long the string was to begin with!

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Exploring the human mind can feel a bit like opening Russian Dolls

We all go at our own pace in counselling and the length of time spent is usually relative to the depth you wish to explore and how quickly you grasp the concepts.

I’m experienced in both short-term interventions and long-term client work. Learn more about the differences here.

Flexible working approach:

  • You are not required to commit to a minimum number of sessions
  • You do not have to pay upfront (simply pay-per-session)
  • Our work together is open-ended meaning that you determine when you are ready to finish counselling (no limit on session numbers)

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