As an integrative counsellor & psychotherapist, I offer a warm, calm and safe space for you to talk; where you can begin to identify and process difficult emotion, trauma and experiences. I tend to use a combination of approaches and theory to suit you and your therapeutic needs. However, person centred practice is always at my core; I feel establishing a strong therapeutic relationship, where there is trust and understanding, really enables change to occur for you.
I will always aim to provide you with a safe and comfortable environment for you to talk, where you will always feel heard and understood. That is after all, at the heart of this practice. This is your process and I feel it should always be done so on your terms, in partnership together.
I love making my work with you creative, if this is something you are open to trying; whether this is with the aid of a Sand tray, Journal, Empty chair, through Russian dolls or Artwork created either inside or outside of our sessions. Creative work can be really useful to move the therapeutic process along.
If you would like to know in more detail about my own integrative counselling approach, please do get in touch. I will happily discuss and explain particular theories I am drawn to and what I do tend to use within our sessions.
Whether you are dating, cohabiting or married; if you would like to explore and work on your relationship; Core counselling can be here to guide you through the process of change.
When it comes to couples counselling; I still use much of the same theory, but our focus together will be your relationship, rather than you as an individual. With the focus on the exploration of your relationship; I will use a more solution focused approach with you, helping you both get back on track, sooner. We will usually explore love languages, communication methods, family systems, the elements to a healthy relationship and more.
I offer face to face sessions in my warm and private counselling room based in Paignton, Devon. Both telephone and online sessions via zoom are also available. It is my goal to ensure my clients feel as comfortable and safe as they possibly can within the counselling space, whether this is in person or online, it is entirely your choice.
Sessions tend to be weekly, and an hour in duration, to ensure you receive the most out of your time with Core Counselling. I believe the counselling process should not be pressured by a set amount of sessions or time together. Every client is unique, experiencing different issues, and likely to process in various time frames. Which is why Core Counselling is here for you until you’re ready.
There are many reasons as to why you may choose counselling - maybe you feel lost or Anxious? Or maybe you have experienced a bereavement, form of abuse or a sense of sadness you wish to explore. Or maybe you don’t have anything specific to bring. Therapy is for everyone, we all need someone to listen.