I see counselling as an human condition, in that people have always had a need to seek out other people to talk through their problems. It is known that even in the Middle Ages charmers or healers were known to be dealing with illness aligned with the patients morale and mental equilibrium, this I believe to be akin to early counselling.
My work is informed by Transactional Analysis, which teaches that our past experiences and relationships influence who we are and how we feel, think and behave today. I see my role as a counsellor is to create for you a safe, confidential, free from judgement space for you to explore your inner thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour. I aim to enable you to feel listened to, understood and accepted for who you are.
Counselling can help you to change the way you see the world around you and your place in it. I aim to help you to understand yourself more deeply, to perhaps recognise patterns of behaviour that are maybe unhelpful to yourself. You may find it useful to read through what the NHS say about Counselling, or have a look at some of the 'client downloads' available here .