My Approach

I chose to train in integrative counselling because, as human beings, we are all unique, with different life experiences and individual needs.  It follows, therefore, that one person's experience of, say, depression, may be totally different to another's.  This means that a type of therapy which may be helpful for one person may not be quite as helpful for another and a different style may be more beneficial.  My integrative training enables me to draw from a number of theories and techniques in order to best suit the needs of individual clients.  

However, although we are all individual and respond to different styles, I believe that, in the words of the famous psychiatrist and existential therapist, Irvin Yalom, "It is the relationship that heals" and it is this relationship, between counsellor and client, which is the single most important aspect in enabling change and personal development.  I work from a relational integrative perspective, focussing on building a safe, comfortable and non-judgemental relationship within which clients feel secure enough to explore difficult feelings and experiences.

 

I practice from a relational integrative perspective, but am informed by theories such as  Person-Centred, Existentialism, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  However, although we are all individual and respond to different styles, I believe that, in the words of the famous psychiatrist and existential therapist, Yalom (1989), “It is the relationship that heals” and it is this RELATIONSHIP, between counsellor and client, which is the single most important aspect in enabling change and personal development.

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311a Foxhall Rd

Ipswich

Suffolk

IP3 8LQ

Tel: 07388 689 812