About me, ONLINE Counselling
Hello and a warm welcome to my website, my names Gina Lee, I have worked face to face for 13 years, because of COVID-19 I have now moved my practice online. With August 2020 new government guidelines, and Bacp working face to face with a mask is bit of a challenge. As you imagine without normal facial expressions seen, by either one of us. However on a video call (online therapy communication via a computer or mobile phone) although at a distance I can be here for you. Telling your story, often for the first time, can feel daunting, I will listen to you without judgment, accept and support you to make changes you want to make.
My practice is Integrative, meaning my style of working
Integrative counselling looks at the whole person, taking into account your mental, physical and emotional needs. As your therapist, I will use techniques and tools from different modalities to tailor an individual approach for you.
An integrative counsellor aims to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship that helps you develop self-awareness. When you understand the causes of your concerns or triggers for your behaviour, you can confidently set goals and develop new behaviours to improve your satisfaction with life.
I work with the assumption that my clients are seeking a resolution as to the difficulties they may have, in terms of their emotional state. My experience informs me that when clients enter an accepting counselling relationship, they can develop the courage to freely express their thoughts and feelings. To feel understood, listened too, they can then go forward and further develop their own inner resources. I believe strongly in my clients’ personal power to grow, with the freedom to change.
I passionately believe in the powerful effect that a good counselling relationship can have and I have more than 13 years of professional experience in many fields of counselling, therefore I offer a relationship of warmth and empathy this can help encourage the changes you want. Through the Humanistic approach clients who seek to resolve and deal with a wide variety of psychological and emotional issues are able to do so in a safe and non-jugdemental supportive environment.
I welcome men, women, couples, all couples ie same-sex couples and young people - regardless of the problem or situation. I will work with you to help you understand the root of the problem and then help and encourage you to make the changes necessary for you to manage, overcome, live or accept with whatever concerns you in a healthier and more positive way.
An important factor in determining the speed and success of your recovery is your choice of therapist. You must choose someone with whom you feel comfortable sharing your innermost thoughts, knowing that whatever you say is held in complete confidence; that you will be heard with care and without judgement.
Qualifications: I have trained at Brighton University and Eastbourne and Oxford Counselling institutions and have more than 13years of experience working with NHS, charities and private counselling sectors in and around Brighton, Eastbourne, and Oxfordshire. I am an Accredited member and registered with: BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), - you can find me in the “Find a Therapist” section of their website (www.bacp.co.uk)and the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). I am an registered Bupa mental health and Well-being therapist. Registered member of CPC Counsellors in primary care.