My Approach

Reflections: reflections can be distorted by the ripples in the river, when you look past the ripples what do you see.  I am only here to guide you as best I can.  For any change to take place a therapeutic relationship must take place between the client and the counsellor.

At present I work from my home in a confidential space when working online, and I have a safe space at Broadmead Community Church, Broadmead Ave, NN3 2QY where I see clients in Person.

My approach to therapy is rooted in authenticity, understanding and empathy, for you to go on your personal journey there must be a therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client only then I believe change can take place.  

Person-centred therapy is a humanistic approach. It places the individual at the centre of the therapeutic process and emphasises their unique experiences, values, and perspectives.  In person-centred therapy, the therapist creates a safe and non-judgmental environment where the client feels accepted and understood. The therapist adopts a genuine and empathetic stance, seeking to develop a strong therapeutic relationship built on trust and mutual respect.

The key principles of person-centred therapy include:

Unconditional Positive Regard.

The therapist maintains a non-judgmental and accepting attitude toward the client, valuing them as a person regardless of their thoughts, feelings, or behaviours. This unconditional positive regard creates an atmosphere of acceptance, facilitating the client's self-exploration and growth.


The therapist strives to deeply understand the client's subjective experiences and perspectives, putting themselves in the client's shoes and reflecting their feelings and thoughts. This empathetic understanding helps the client gain insight into their own experiences and promotes self-acceptance and personal growth.


The therapist aims to be genuine, open, and authentic in their interactions with the client. They are encouraged to express their own feelings and thoughts appropriately, creating an atmosphere of honesty and transparency. By being congruent, the therapist models authenticity and encourages the client to be true to themselves.

In person-centred therapy, the client 

The goals of person-centred therapy include enhancing self-esteem, promoting personal growth and self-actualisation, improving emotional well-being, and developing greater self-awareness and self-compassion. It is a collaborative approach where the therapist and client work together to identify and address the client's needs and goals.

Where necessary if the therapist sense more support is required, this will be discussed together with yourself and you will be signposted to the best place of relevance.

Why do I work with young people and adults.

Life’s journey can be challenging, especially during the transformative years of adolescence. When both body and mind undergo profound changes. It's a time that can feel overwhelming and intimidating.  Some young adults may have friends they can seek solace from and confide in them with their everyday lives, others may seek the guidance of a separate individual like a counsellor. Counselling provides invaluable support by a range of issues that young people face, including relationship troubles, stress, anxiety, self-harm, self-esteem, struggles, grief, and depression.  

Reflections: What do you see when you reflect?

It grants young people and adults the opportunity to express their innermost thoughts and emotions within a secure and confidential space free from fear of judgment. However, the approach and techniques applied in counselling may vary contingent upon factors such as the individual's ages, circumstances and stage of development and personal preferences. Incorporating creativity methods like drawing, painting or drama playing with fidgets and gadgets can be immensely helpful in facilitating self-expression.  The older person may gravitate towards talking therapy or available as blended, it’s whatever suits the individual at the time.  Counselling and its diverse approaches are helpful for the young individuals as it can help navigate through their challenges enable and empower them to reflect and discover their true sales and forge a bright future.