When a client comes to see me, I seek to provide a space whereby they can express whatever they are feeling in an environment of acceptance. I believe that through the safe, trusting relationship with the counsellor, healing can come as we understand, learn and practice a different way of relating to ourselves and others. I think that many people struggle to freely be themselves and this journey to self-acceptance is made easier through being accepted by someone else. We sometimes have uncontrollable emotions and reactions that we do not understand but can have a severe impact on our daily lives. These can come from unprocessed experiences and unexpressed emotions. We can be tempted to try and avoid these symptoms, however we often reach a point when we know we cannot avoid them any more. We can feel completely stuck and lost. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space where the symptoms and emotions can be carefully examined and released, and we can come to understand their root causes through looking at current situations and also how the present might have been affected by the past. As an integrative practitioner I draw from a variety of different theories and techniques in my work and I am happy to discuss and explain these.