The way I work

I am a qualified Person-Centred therapist and a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) which means I am governed by them and work in line with their ethical framework.

If you would like more information on the BACP ethical framework click “HERE”

The Person-Centred approach to psychotherapy holds the belief that human beings have the resources within themselves to reach their full potential, given a safe place without judgement. Although I work from a Person-Centred baseline I also use elements of other approaches such as Gestalt which looks at the human mind and behaviour as a whole, Transactional Analysis (TA) focussing on behaviour change.

I offer a variety of therapeutic interventions including face to face telephone and online counselling. I also offer group facilitation for various organisations wishing to provide group support for their clientele.

Whichever approach you decide best suites you, or even if you decide you would like to use more than one, such as face to face but then at times perhaps online or telephone sessions. Whatever you decide, our work together is contracted, this to ensure confidentiality and safety between both parties. However, ultimately I am here to provide you with the support you need and I am prepared to be flexible in the way that we approach things.

Exceptions to Confidentiality:

Inside Matters Counselling is required by law to pass on any information to the relevant authorities in cases where human safety is concerned including the following cases:

1. If you threaten harm to yourself or to another person

2. If we believe a child or protected adult is at risk of harm or abuse

3. If you share information about a proposed act of terrorism or other illegal act

If Inside Matters Counselling feels that either you or someone else is in danger or at risk of harm I would first endeavour to discuss with you my decision for breaking confidentiality. Depending on the circumstances this may be your General Practitioner (GP), the individual in danger, a Social Worker and/or the Police. However, I retain the right to break confidentiality without prior consultation with you should I consider that the urgency of the situation requires me to act immediately to safeguard the physical safety of yourself or others.

Person-Centred therapy

The Person-Centred approach to psychotherapy holds the belief that human beings have the resources within themselves to reach their full potential, given a safe place without judgement. Carl Rogers was a humanistic psychotherapist and was the founder of the Person-Centred model. He believed that people generally have a built in motive to ‘self-actualise’ which is to strive towards the light, despite being constrained by their environment.

Gestalt therapy

Gestalt therapy is an experiential approach, focussing on a persons experience as a whole, promoting a clients awareness of themselves, their feelings, thoughts and actions in the moment. Gestalt uses experiential techniques to allow a client to open up and develop their self awareness.

 

Transactional Analysis (TA)

TA therapy uses various theories to explore why we think, feel and act the way we do. This can help clients to understand their problems and how they interact with different people in their lives. The TA approach can help people to make lasting changes in their lives.