I am a qualified, person-centred Psychotherapist and a Registered Member of BACP. I originate from Manchester but now live and work in Sheffield. I have Cerebral Palsy and I am a wheelchair user. I have always wanted to work in this field and I believe it is important to be able to walk with people on their unique journey. After all, you are the only expert when it comes to your life and I am merely here to give you a safe space in which to work through whatever you bring.
Person centred therapy is a humanistic approach based on the works of Carl Rogers. He believed that human beings have an innate tendency to develop and thrive towards their full potential. Sometimes however, this can be blocked by our experiences, particularly those experiences which affect our sense of value. Working with people as individuals and exploring their conscious perception of themselves rather than my view on their unconscious views gives room for clients to grow and understand, enabling them to find their own way to move forward and progress.
Whether it is your first time seeing a therapist or you have been before, it is a daunting task meeting someone new and being expected to share your most personal thoughts with them. Some therapists put themselves in the role of the 'expert', guiding and directing you on a path which they feel is beneficial to you. I, on the other hand, work hard to make sure you’re in the driving seat, and I am merely a supportive passenger on your journey.