About us

We aim to help you grow and develop, to realise your potential, and live a more fulfilling life with yourself and the relationships you engage in...

 

This view is at the heart of Humanistic Counselling.  We believe that people develop through nourishing relationships.  Depending on our relational experiences we may develop different ways of relating in the world.  These experiences will influence the way we view ourselves, which is important to good psychological health.

Donna Breed                                                             07538 404980 | donna@horizon-counselling.co.uk

 

Prior to training in counselling and psychotherapy, I studied law and spent many years working in the corporate environment.  My career was heading in a direction that conflicted with my passion to help others.  It was at this point that I decided to train in counselling and psychotherapy.  Through a journey of self discovery, I found counselling and psychotherapy enhanced my awareness and taught me a lot about who I was emotionally and psychologically.  These changes were the results of relational experiences, and whether with family, friends or colleagues, I believe every interaction has shaped my psychological being either positively or negatively.  This knowledge forms my basic personal belief in that the 'self' is formed, and therefore can be healed, in relationship.  I have worked with young people and adults across various charitable organisations across the East Midlands, in particular with trauma survivors and I specialise in supporting victims of rape.  By providing a safe and confidential space, I support my clients in working through their issues.  With every client I aim to promote empowerment, so that they may be self-directive and make their own choices for positive change.   I value the experience of rewarding relationships and endeavour to help others reach their potential and journey toward a more fulfilling life.

  • Our Approach

    We hold an optimistic view of people as autonomous, self-determining individuals with the potential to grow, change and develop.  This core belief is the driving force behind our approach to counselling.

     

    We value the need to make sense of our existence and find meaning for our lives; everyone is unique and one person's truth is likely to differ from someone else's.

     

    As Integrative practitioners we incorporate relevant knowledge and techniques that complement the Humanistic philosophy and furthermore enhance the quality of the therapeutic relationship.

     

    Research about the human condition is always changing and developing.  Therefore, we integrate ways in which we can provide new awareness, facilitate choice and promote each individual towards their potential.

  • Our Values

    We are proud and passionate about the service we provide...

     

    Autonomy:  We believe everyone has the right to make their own decisions and be self-governing.

     

    Responsibility for Self:  In having free-will we value our existence and take responsibility for ourselves.

     

    Trust and Respect:  We believe the counselling relationship is built on mutual regard for the other.

     

    Promoting Well-Being:  We endeavour to act in the best interests of our client's physical, emotional and psychological health throughout the counselling process.

     

    Self-Care:  To ensure a consistent, high level of service we are committed to personal and professional development, regular supervision, and life-enhancing experiences.

     

    Equality:    Within the therapeutic relationship we strive to treat everyone equally whilst respecting individuality.

Josh Chandler                                                          07564 086701 | joshua@horizon-counselling.co.uk

 

I have always enjoyed working with people, so I started my career within health and social care supporting children and adults with disabilities and learning difficulties.  I then trained as a Social Worker gaining good experience with various services in South Wales.  My interest in people grew and I eventually made the life changing decision to study counselling and psychotherapy at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.  This was an incredible experience that enhanced my self-awareness, challenged my way of thinking and altered my perception on life.  I have since worked for various charitable organisations and with local authorities within the East Midlands providing counselling support for adults and young people.  I am accredited by BACP; a recognition of a high standard of knowledge, experience and development ensuring safe and ethical practice.  I love my work and am always amazed at the strength, compassion, humility and capacity for positive change.  My approach as a therapist is Humanistic and Integrative, drawing upon theories and skills best suited to individual needs by recognising every person as unique.  I provide new awareness for my clients and encourage potential for growth and change.  Valuing the positive experience of being acknowledged, understood and accepted by others, I provide a safe and secure setting whereby you can be supported in exploring the issues that matter.

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