a solution-focused talking therapy, generally briefer in nature than psychotherapy. Suitable for work-related issues, interpersonal problems or as the first line of help following a relationship break-up or a bereavement. Counselling often uncovers deeper-seated issues which may suggest longer-term work than the usual 6-12 weeks of a counselling contract.
psychosexual and relationship counselling
when people have problems in their sexual relationships it can often help to talk about them with a trained therapist as well as with the GP (who may well suggest counselling alongside any medical treatment). I am happy to work with individuals or couples on a range of issues including erectile dysfunction, lack of desire or painful intercourse. sometimes it is the relationship itself that needs attention - then it can help to have a space where both parties can express themselves fully, learn to communicate better, discover what lies at the heart of the problem and work through to a mutually acceptable outcome.
psychotherapy - a transpersonal approach
at the core of the transpersonal approach is the understanding that we are all capable of both making a meaningful relationship with suffering and of entering states of awareness beyond the everyday consciousness of personality. It is an approach that values the integration of body, mind and spirit, using relaxation, visualisation and creative imagery as well as words, and provides a safe and empowering environment for people to explore both difficult areas of their lives as well as their own wider potential. Therapist and client together learn to listen to and value the voice of the heart as well as the voice of the head and to find an appropriate balance between them.