Mona McKinlay

  • Mona-McKinlay

Place Category: Health

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  • In my work, I draw from a number of traditions. More specifically, my approach is humanistic and influenced by person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive theories. My approach also depends on the suitability for my client, and involves looking at the present problems, considering any underlying issues – and perhaps any early messages you were given about how you ‘should’ be.

    My training has developed my understanding of holistic health to include all aspects of what it means to be a healthy human being. I believe that health is a whole body/mind condition, and that we can positively affect our physical wellbeing by changing how we think or feel.

    I see the therapeutic process as a collaborative partnership, one in which you feel safe. My aim is to help you by finding out how you see the world, how you make meaning of life, so that you can develop insight and self-understanding. By doing so, you will be able to make positive changes and live your life in a more satisfying way, enabling you to:

    * Establish goals and have a clearer sense of direction

    * Deal more effectively with problems and relationships

    * Discover more options

    * Feel more in control of your life

    * Increase your confidence and sense of well-being

    I am committed to anti-discriminatory practice and welcome clients from all backgrounds, cultures and sexualities. I have worked with sexual minority clients for over 17 years. I offer emotional and psychological support to help you deal with the prejudice you experience and have experience of counselling lesbian, gay, bisexual men and women, transvestites and the transgender community. I am a member of Pink Therapy.

    My approach has evolved from my training, my work as a counsellor trainer and my extensive work with individuals and counselling organisations since 1996. It has also been shaped by life experience and my own experience of therapy.

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