About the Therapy
As an integrative psychotherapeutic therapist, I work in flexible way with you, drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches to meet your individual needs. The theoretical approaches I work with include Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Existential. I am also trained to work with creative arts and metaphor.
Clients will at times ask how long they will need to be in counselling. There is no prescriptive answer; it will depend on the support you feel you need and the issues that you are bringing. I can work with you in a short term (six to twelve week) solution-focused framework, or on a longer term, open ended time frame. I generally recommend that we meet for a number of sessions and then review the therapy to decide how we move forward.
Sessions take place on a weekly basis to support the development of trust and sense of safety in the relationship between counsellor and client, and the effectiveness of the counselling process.
How it works
The quality of the relationship between counsellor and client is central to integrative therapy and the process of healing. As trust develops between client and therapist, the client is able to reflect on difficult, or painful experiences, with the counsellor alongside, providing non-judgmental and empathic presence and support, offering new perspectives and helping the client to gain insight into the ways in which their difficulties may be connected to life choices, or the ways in which they relate to others.
Some Benefits of Counselling
My practice is guided by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy:
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Counsellor Leatherhead: within easy reach of Bookham, Cobham and Dorking
Counsellor Epsom: near Ashtead and Chessington
Counsellor Guildford: close to Burpham, Horsley, Merrow and Woking
Surrey Leatherhead Black Asian Therapist Network Member, Counsellor, Leatherhead (BAATN)