Abigail is a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor who specialises in working with children and young people. She has vast counselling experience with teens and children; has worked with parents by supporting them within their parenting role and focusing on the relationship with their children; has supported families through practical techniques on dealing with learning difficulties; and offers individual counselling with adults using an eclectic, humanistic approach. By using such an approach, she taps into different therapeutic techniques in order to better respond to the diverse issues that clients bring to the session.
Some areas which are of particular interest when working with adults are related to gender identity, anxiety and other mental health issues, issues of separation, divorce and non-traditional family units, and also relationship issues.
Her main motivation to work in the field of counselling stems from her experience of working with a number of young children coming from challenging backgrounds with social and emotional difficties. This background led her to observe how major life experiences which one may go through at a young age, events to which one is repeatedly exposed to, have a major impact on the way one reacts to and behaves in relationships and throughout life. Unless one becomes aware of certain patterns and core beliefs, it can be very difficult for an individual to break through these patterns and change in ways that encourage self growth and development.