I am a BACP Accredited counsellor and have been in practice since 2002 and a qualified coach since 2008. Coaching/Counselling gives you a confidential space to explore your worries, concerns, difficulties or anxieties. It can provide the space and time for you to explore and express your thoughts and feelings, enabling you to gain some clarity. The process can help you to achieve insight and the ability to resolve situations and to make the necessary changes to take control of your health. I will work with you to set and achieve your goals providing encouragement and motivation. There is a very important psychological aspect to achieving your health related goals.
My way of working
In terms of diabetes I don't think one size fits all. Probably the most important thing is that I am Type 2 myself so I've got first hand experience. My aim is to provide a service that wasn't available when I was first diagnosed.
It is important to note that I will work with you and any treatment goals set by your doctor or other health professionals. I will provide you with links so that you can do your own research. This is very important and helps to empower you to make necessary changes. I will also help you to understand how the body works in relation to this condition. I am the sort of person who likes to understand how it all works and what part I can play in achieveing better health. If you are reading this - you probably are too!