I draw upon both Person Centred Therapy which supports personal growth and Humanistic Counselling which supports you as a whole and encourages you to take responsibility for your thoughts and actions. You will notice during our time together I offer a high level of empathy and understanding, an unconditional acceptance of you and anything you wish to talk about and you will find me to be genuine and open. I will always place you and your needs at the centre of our time together.
I will focus on understanding and seeing your world just as you see it and share this with you to help you understand what's really going on for you. Having someone help you feel genuine in the world, without the numbing effect of wearing a 'mask' or 'armour' will leave life feeling so much easier and more rewarding for you going forward.
My approach concentrates on effective listening, reflecting the material you bring and challenging any negative conscious or unconscious inner beliefs. I promote confidence and comfort in relying upon your feelings when making decisions which support your wellbeing and happiness, in all areas of your life.
My focus will be on working with you both to understand the difficulties in the relationship and to help create solutions for change. You will both have equal opportunity to express yourselves about the issues and I will support you both to heal and improve.
My approach to couples psychotherapy and counselling is a brief, solution-focused therapy, which helps people feel better and move on in their lives as quickly as possible. At its heart is the meeting of your essential emotional needs so you both feel emotionally and mentally healthy.
An openness to change is the key. A goals orientated approach means we will identify areas of the relationship which aren't working, explore why and make positive changes.
You will be able to take forward what you learn about yourselves and your relationship as permanent positive and practical changes for the future.
Typical difficulties couples bring are -
Frequent conflict and arguments
Emotionally distanced couples on the verge of separation
Specific problems such as sexual difficulties, infidelity, money, and parenting
Face to Face and Online Therapy available
I offer face to face counselling in Cardiff city centre and in Llandaff, Cardiff or online through the secure Zoom platform. I am accredited through the Association for Counselling & Online Therapy (ACTO) to work online.
During the time we spend together you will feel genuinely heard and understood. I will listen and support you within a warm and welcoming non-judgemental space where you are safe to talk about anything you wish to.
I will regularly check in with you to make sure we are working towards your goals and we are working in a way that suits you best. Meeting your needs will always be the focus of our work together.
I will help you to understand why you feel the way that you do and join the dots of repeating patterns which hold you back. I will safely challenge beliefs and behaviours which work against you so you can make the changes to become who you want to be.
From hundreds of hours working with clients, I understand the effects that traumatic events and difficult choices can have upon you and how you may be left with punishing feelings that you can't break free from or shake off.
I will help you to build trust and confidence in your self and in your own decision making and support you to come to terms with difficult experiences so you can let them go.