I am a qualified, BACP Registered and experienced therapist offering counselling in the Derbyshire area.
I decided to become a counsellor as I have a passion for listening and feel there is no greater reward than helping others to turn their lives around and being able to live life to the full. With an Irish background I consider myself to be open and friendly, approachable and easy to talk to and have built many professional counselling relationships, helping people of all ages, work through issues they are facing in their lives.
I offer Person Centred Counselling integrated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy on a one to one basis. I work within a professional premise which has a very discreet layout offering a private, comfortable and safe space.
There are times in most of our lives when we experience distressing and tragic events, which result in feelings of helplessness with no end solution in sight. It is times like this we need support, to be able to share these feelings and not feel judged. Counselling is a process which can provide this, in a confidential and safe setting, to gain more insight into yourself, your situation and allow you to find the best path forward.
The core purpose of the person-centred approach is to facilitate the client's actualising tendency (self-actualisation is the belief that all humans will pursue what is best for them). This type of therapy facilitates the personal growth and relationships of an individual by allowing them to explore and utilise their own strengths and personal identity. A person-centred counsellor will aid this process and provide vital support.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It's most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression , but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was designed specifically to help people who are prone to recurring depression. It combines mindfulness techniques like meditation, breathing exercises and stretching, with elements from cognitive therapy to help break the negative thought patterns that are characteristic of recurrent depression