What is Counselling & Psychotherapy?

I believe human beings do have the potential to change and that we are all experts on ourselves. I believe that one’s past is significant however value the Gestalt ‘here and now’ principle of perception and investigation, the Existential approach of making sense of what cannot be changed and the relationship influencers of the Transactional Analysis Ego­states of Parent­Adult­Child. I am interested in the increasing use of cognitive behaviour therapy within organisations as well as the therapy room. I use these principles and models to underpin messages I teach when working with teams, families and individuals, particularly when they are in conflict. I value ethics, personal responsibility and rights. I embrace research, tools and diagnostics however believe the individual and relationships are central to all interactions, environments and outcomes.