I wasn’t aware of it, but I started my journey to becoming a therapist thirty years ago. I was looking for someone I could trust and speak openly with. I had experienced issues which were becoming obstacles. I found a therapist and started talking.I work from a humanistic perspective. I believe the relationship which develops between client and counsellor is key to facilitating understanding, acceptance, genuine regard and the potential and capacity for change.My view is that the client is best placed to determine the focus and pace of sessions. It is my aim to facilitate this by offering a safe and confidential space where you can talk freely about yourself and your life and to engage with you openly, without judgement.My guiding models are person-centred and existential. These approaches compliment each other well with both supporting the potential of the client to see themselves as an individual with power, freedom to change and an ability to gain a clearer understanding of their world.I work with a diverse range of people with a wide range of issues, life experience and backgrounds. Something we share is a curiosity and desire for insight and understanding.I have the benefit of undertaking counselling from both sides, as a client and as a counsellor, and have experienced the transformative possibilities this relationship can have. Through the counselling process, I have acquired skills which have been extraordinarily useful in determining outcomes in my own life and which have helped me in my efforts to be an open and authentic individual. I believe that I am able to use those skills to good effect, to be present, as a practitioner in the joint exploration of self-determination and agency. I offer short term, time limited and long term, open ended therapy to adults over 18.