I originally trained as a person-centred counsellor, also using an existential approach. I am currently doing further Existential Therapy training, (October 2019 – June 2020). I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their Ethical Framework of good practice and code of conduct. In counselling, I offer a safe space for the client to express his or her feelings in an empathic environment where they are not being judged – it is their space – their time to talk with a person who also knows how difficult life can be, and through a respectful and trusting relationship, they are warmly invited to join me in my counselling environment where they can freely express and explore themselves.
I also have 6 years experience of volunteering at a local hospice where I’ve lived precious moments with end-of-life patients who have taught me the importance of accepting death and uncertainty, and how to help people face issues of existence head-on when there is: a sense of helplessness, when there is no hope, and seeing life as meaningless. Such situations are the primary aims of existential counselling, including all other everyday issues experienced by people from all walks of life: of different cultures, from all countries, diversity of personalities, gender and spirituality … to whom I warmly welcome to listen to, to be as present and understanding as I possibly can.
Another area of my life experience is to help clients who are experiencing difficulties in a work or college environment. They may be finding it difficult to adjust or learn new ways. My understanding of these aspects is due to my 40 years experience of teaching languages on one-to-one bases to learners of all abilities and ages, always giving them my utmost attention and empathically helping each individual to move forward confidently towards the freedom of being their true ‘self’ and constantly moving towards their own achievement.
from Monday to Friday – afternoon and evening