My Approach to Helping
I work with many individuals suffering with complex trauma, including those under the age of 18 years either individually or with their families. I have had personal experience of living with, and leaving a narcissist; been a step parent to three others, as well as having children of my own, and becoming legal guardian of my young niece who is ADHD. I work with families, individuals, adolescents; those who are going through, or thinking of, divorce or separation; and those individuals affected by abuse and Narcissists. I am able to administers a variety of Psychological tests such as the Rorschach for Organisations, the Courts and private clients.
My therapeutic approach allows flexibility to enable the client to explore the areas they need to explore to heal and move forward. However, I am not afraid to challenge you, the client as and when needed, while still holding the therapeutic space. I attend counselling myself and have, through this experience, learnt the benefits of it and how it contributes to exploring the uncomfortable areas with confidence. No one likes looking in the mirror, because we are afraid of what we'll see when we're being honest. Nevertheless, the therapeutic relationship is key to the work being done; if the client does not have a positive relationship with the counsellor or therapist, or feel safe during the session, there will be little forward movement.