My core values as a therapist are similar to the ones I hold in my personal life. I have a special regard for integrity and autonomy, and I highly value being honest, open and authentic. These are values I live my life by and also respect in others, both personally and professionally. I consider empathy to be a necessity and believe that acceptance, kindness & compassion are essential for growth and development. I also find that real authentic human connection is vital for healing and change, which makes this another strong value of mine and why I always bring my whole self to the therapeutic process and ask you to do the same.
I welcome clients from all backgrounds and all ethnicity's, as well as members of other minority groups such as those from the LGBTQ+ community. I commit to being able to explore the dynamic between us in a safe space, to listen and to be empathic. I understand that it is life long work for me to learn about my privileges and to understand the social constructs in place that contribute to my client's experiences.
I truly care for all of my clients and commit to always supporting them and putting them at the centre of the therapeutic process. If you would like to read more about my commitment to my clients and the ethical standards I adhere to please click here to read the BACP's Ethical Framework.