I trained in an integrative approach, which uses the relationship between client and counsellor as the base for the journey together. Depending on the client I draw from a variety of approaches, such as person-centred, mindfulness, cognitive and solution-focused theories, as I don’t believe that one approach fits all clients or all issues.
Our first meeting is a chance for you to tell me more about what brings you to counselling and what you expect to get from it. It also gives me the opportunity to find out a little bit more about you and if we think we can work together.
Sessions are client-led and unstructured, which means that you decide what you want to bring to the session. I do not have an agenda and we will explore whatever you wish, bearing in mind your overall goals. Periodically we will check in how the sessions are going for you, if there are things that don’t work for you or others you would like more of. The work is collaborative with you being an active part of the process. If we decide after the initial meeting to continue, we can set a number of sessions or work with an open end.