I am a Couple, Individual and Family Counsellor with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy. I have over 12 years’ experience in working for Relate, am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and have my own private practice. In my time as a counsellor I have developed a sound practice in developing positive outcomes for a diverse client group through the therapeutic process. I have also successfully worked in private companies in a number of different People Management roles which required me to resolve complex issues in an equitable manner.
My approach combines a supportive and empathetic focus in helping clients feel at ease. As counselling is a process of change, I develop strategies and positive communication paths to ease dispute resolution, building bridges to improve self-esteem, being valued and allowing respective voices to be heard. I encourage clients to determine what outcome they want to achieve through counselling and I develop positive communication paths to achieve dispute resolution through building bridges, improving value of self and allowing their voices to be heard.
I would like to thank you for the time you have spent in achieving in 4 hours, what we never achieved in 4 months. I think it is by far a much better process than solicitors and court.
I honestly feel that we now have a good chance of proceeding in an amicable way that hopefully in time will become a friendship with the children at its core. I do not think we would have achieved this through solicitors, and feel huge gratitude for your patience and gentleness.
It’s so much better to go through this process together in a calm and neutral setting, rather than being defensive at home or seeing a solicitor individually. You’ve been a great adviser on a tricky topic and the meetings were really productive.
Throughout this whole horrible process we have both felt that the system is designed to leave us hating each other and to have had your support in helping us get to this point has meant a great deal, so thank you for your support of us both and for reflecting everything so well.
Thank you for all you have done to make a very sad and painful process somewhat less painful!
Thanks for all your help. We are talking a lot more and generally getting on much better, we even stood next to each other at rugby AND are going to parents’ evening together!
You did more in 4 hours than our lawyers had done in 1 year. For that I am very grateful.