“So I try to laugh about it
Cover it all up with lies
I try to laugh about it
Hiding the tears in my eyes
‘Cause boys don’t cry”
Boys don’t cry – The Cure
Counselling is an opportunity to sit down with a trained listener and engage in a therapeutic relationship to explore your difficulties in you own time and at your own pace.  I trained as a Person Centred Counsellor which means I work with what you bring, however I have also trained and developed my approach to integrate different approaches such as CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), solution focussed therapy, which means I may set homework for you to complete and challenge some of your ideas and beliefs if I feel they have not been helpful.
I will always work in your best interests and with compassion and patience, I call this approach Piscatorial Therapy, as an angler, I like to spend my time in the peace and quiet of a pond, where I try to make a connection.  For me, building the therapeutic relationship is about making a connection, it doesn’t happen overnight.  Therapy takes time to work, It rarely happens overnight and it is you that does the work, you that reaps the benefit.  My role is to listen and offer you that safe space.
“And you finally found all your courage
To let it all go…”
Pictures of you – The Cure