My approach to counselling


What can counselling

help with?


Can therapy help me?


What should I expect?

The essence of my approach is to work with you in a warm, supportive, non-judgmental and confidential relationship that can enable you to find
your own way towards a more satisfying way of living.


Many people hope that a counsellor will be able to advise them how they
can do this. Whilst there is sometimes a place for advice giving in counselling, looking for advice from counsellors often leads to the dilemma of whose
advice to follow as different counsellors, if they do offer advice, are highly
likely to have different views. 



Counselling for me is about being able to work with people in a way that enables them to become their own trusted advisor for their problems, become the person they want to be and decide for themselves how they want to live.


As a counsellor I do not presume that I should know what is best for
people and how they should live and this is not the expertise I offer.


I believe that your experience in counselling can enable you (even though you may not feel like it at the moment) to find whatever are the solutions, changes or ways forward that you think are best for you. 


If you do decide to work with me, we'll begin by looking at the particular issues
that concern you, how they are affecting you and your life and what your
hopes are for counselling. I will share my thoughts and responses with you.


I hope you would feel that I understand you really well so that you can feel more comfortable talking about yourself. We can then discuss, think, reflect and explore together in a way that is helpful to you.

Our counselling practice can help people in Walthamstow deal with anxiety.

'We cannot teach people anything,
we can only help them discover it in themselves' Galileo Galilei


From this, different ways of understanding yourself and addressing the issues that concern you are very likely to
emerge and new possibilities can begin to open up for you. 

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