We are each unique, so the way we work together will be unique.

My aim is to help you in your journey to discover your potential. I am not here to tell you what to do; that is advice and any change would likely be short-lived. Through self-discovery, a power within can be found which will surprise you and those around you. A personal example: for years I suffered from low self-esteem. Outwardly everything seemed fine, things were good. Yet, inwardly there was something missing. As part of my training I was seeing a Focusing-oriented counsellor and in one session it just happened! I sensed, knew and felt that I am important. No more important than others, but no less either. The feeling came with such intensity that I have never forgotten it – I still feel it years later. Previously, people would often tell me positive things to build me up, which would boost me for a time. Only when the feeling came from within did any real and lasting change occur. It was through Focusing this change came.

I offer full acceptance of who you are, to enable you to fully accept yourself. Once you accept yourself, change can happen. Carl Rogers wrote:

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

Accepting yourself just as you are does not mean you are content to stay as you are. It opens something inside that allows lasting change. You are then able to make the changes you want in your life or gain contentment to be and stay where you are.

As, Brian Thorne, another person-centred therapist, said:

I have discovered since that love devoid of understanding, although it can bring comfort and solace, can never heal.”

My offering is unconditional love and acceptance, combined with understanding to help bring healing and thus change. The overall aim is for you to have no need for a therapist or counsellor. Brian Thorne also wrote:

It is my experience that those who have found healing through relationship with a therapist always discover that they, too, are loveable and capable of loving.”

If therapy has been successful, clients will also have learned how to be their own therapist.”

It is as though he listened
and such listening as his enfolds us in silence
in which at last we begin to hear
what we are meant to be.
Lao-Tse