I welcome student counsellors who are attending regular personal counselling as part of their self-development.
The BA hons humanistic counselling offers rich opportunities for personal growth and counselling provides a safe space to explore new feelings and awareness’s. My location is a 20 minute drive from the university.
I have worked with student counsellors for ten years. Sometimes either the course itself or/and outside issues can impact heavily on your emotions. Previous emotional difficulties, once thought to be overcome or simply forgotten can resurface and feel like a sideways blow. This can feel disempowering and come as quite a surprise. You may suddenly find yourself reacting strongly to situations and feel confused and unsettled. In the process of self-discovery, personal therapy can help you understand why you are like you are.
I enjoy working collaboratively in a completely non-judgemental style, where together we can explore what is happening. It is these surprising reactions and uncertainties that are the necessary elements that lead to personal growth. They are a natural part of the process to which great learning’s can be gained.
You may experience a sudden intense reaction to the other students or towards the university itself, which upon reflection may feel disproportionate or inappropriate. Here we can also look beyond the immediate situation to identify deeper feelings connected with your past. The boundaries of our work together are that we will only work directly with your own feelings and responses to group situations. The identities and personal information of other students needs to remain confidential.
You are welcome to come and meet me and see how you feel after an initial session which is free of charge.