Introducing Myself As Counsellor

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I am a Psychodynamic counsellor meaning that I use the principles of psychotherapy in my private counselling practice.

My training was a BACP accredited training course.

I am also a Doctor of Pharmacy and before becoming a counsellor, I worked in the pharmaceutical research industry for many years. Understanding how drugs work, helped me to find the balance between modern, scientific advances (such as medication) and deeper emotional wellbeing provided by counselling. I have a comprehensive understanding of how medication and counselling work well together.

When working with clients, I respect the client's self-diagnosis or a diagnosis made by health care professionals. However instead of keeping my clients in that defined “box of diagnosis” and “deal with” it, I tend to try to discover the invisible links between the different parts (past and present) of the client's life.

For me the meaning of successful counselling is not measured by a specific achievement. It is a slow, constantly evolving progress around how my clients think and feel about themselves and others.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. This includes the requirement that I attend regular supervision to discuss my anonymous client work with an experienced colleague, and that I undertake ongoing professional development.