Life can be extremely challenging and you may feel like you need someone to talk to about your current or past experiences however, finding the right person to speak to can often bring about many questions. I hope that my short introduction and the information that follows, proves helpful in assisting you to make a decision about whether to contact me. I am very happy to answer any questions you may have personally via email, text or phone call.
I am a qualified Counsellor, Life Coach and Somatic Embodiment Coach working in Colchester and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, I abide by their ethical framework. I realised my interest in counselling whilst undertaking a degree in Psychology. Studying Psychology enabled me to identify that I wanted to work in close relationship with others. I became weary of studying the statistics of psychological trials and the analysis of behaviour and became very passionate about subjective experience – feelings, hopes, goals, emotions, and fears. Counselling had also greatly helped me in the past to overcome personal barriers and move forward with certain life events that I had been burdened by previously. Being in a trusting and empowering therapeutic relationship encouraged me to begin counselling training so that I could support people in the same way that I had been supported by my counsellor.
I believe in individuals' capacity for growth, change and development and I am passionate about the therapeutic process. I believe that given the right conditions, we can all thrive and expand our awareness enough to live a fulfilled life. I have a particular interest in psychodynamic work (exploring childhood), transactional analysis (the way we relate to others) and working with issues such as low self-worth and shame.
I practice from a humanistic stance and integrate CBT, gestalt, transactional analysis, existential, transpersonal, person centred, psychodynamic, mindfulness, NLP, coaching and creative approaches.