Our ‘theoretical approach’ is integrative and is informed by a psychodynamic bearing. This means that we take seriously the effect of our early life experiences on the way that we think about and live in the here-and-now world. We have a particular interest in attachment as well as the effects on the brain and body of trauma.
We provide an empathic environment to help you explore your feelings. We aim to help you discover what is causing your present difficulties and to find your own ways of overcoming them. You can expect to be heard respectfully and non-judgmentally in a safe and confidential setting.
Counselling can be short term – for example around 6 sessions – or it can take place over a much longer period of time. We aim where possible to provide counselling for as long as it is needed, and so how long it lasts for will be decided between the counsellor and client on a case-by-case basis.