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Does your life feel too heavy to carry alone right now? Do you feel lost or stuck? Is anxiety or lack of self-belief holding you back? Or has life dealt you some blows recently that you feel have knocked you sideways? Would you like to find a clearer way forwards with more self-belief and self-assurance? I will listen to you with understanding, compassion and without judgement.
An initial session will help you decide whether our work might be shorter or longer term - we will agree that together and we will always work flexibly to meet your needs.
If you are struggling to cope and would simply like an initial chat about the possibility of one or two brief intervention sessions that can provide you with emotional first aid techniques, then please get in touch.
About me and my therapy practice
When times get tough, it can really help to have a compassionate professional on your side. We can figure out where you are right now and where you'd like to be; and to help you get there by gaining clarity and perspective and by offering you easy, practical ways of coping better with difficult experiences, thoughts and emotions.
I work with a broad range of human struggles, for example stress and anxiety; bereavement, grief and loss of all kinds; anger; low self esteem; separation and divorce; childhood sexual abuse; work stress, bullying and burnout; excessive alcohol use and unexpected life events that may bring you into crisis, lostness, stuckness or depression.
We'll work together to help you grow more resilient, confident and hopeful. We will look to make change where you can and deal better with those situations where change may be out of your control and simply not possible.
The experience you will bring to our counselling sessions is unique, and I welcome all kinds of people in my practice. Whatever your age, lifestyle, culture, sexuality or gender – my commitment is to see you for who you are and support you to shine in the way you choose.
You may be daunted by the thought of counselling, and that's natural. And if it would help to put your mind at ease, I'm available at short notice to have an introductory chat on the phone to allay any fears you may have.
I am currently working face to face, by video call and phone.
Please also visit my website where you'll find more information www.onwithmyife.com
An important part of my offer to you is Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT). ACT is one of the world’s fastest growing therapies with huge amounts of gold standard scientific evidence. I received my training from Dr Russ Harris.
You may have heard of mindfulness - I prefer to call it mind-watchfulness - and this is an important part of our work together. It's not about meditation or positive thinking, but a range of techniques proven to help tame a busy mind prone to anxiety, stress and depression - and to make your mind work for you rather than against you.
We will always have time to make sense of your past and come to terms with whatever that may have held for you and be presenting in your present life - but I will also encourage you to keep your focus firmly on the doing of things that will be helpful for your present and future.
My first session
In our first session we will take a broad look at the issue(s) for which you are seeking counselling. We'll explore what you hope therapy will do in relation to these issues and also things you may have tried already to improve matters. We'll also discuss your hopes for the future. If you are in emotional distress then I will be able to suggest some 'emotional first aid' techniques you may find instantly helpful.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited