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About me and my therapy practice
I help people lighten their emotional suitcase and improve their relationships
Does your emotional suitcase feel too heavy to lift?
If it does, it may feel something like this:
- Like relationships are strained or breaking down
- It has become difficult to voice what you need
- Feels like you have lost your way
When we feel like this everything tends to feel really heavy and sad. Commnication may have broken down, our problems may seem all jumbled up, or even that they are growing bigger and unmanageable by the day. Our past experiences may be nagging at us again, or it may be about something that is new and in the present.
- So, you may need some help to:
- Unpack that case
- Sort through the contents
- Find clarity
We are all human beings and relationships are an important part of our lives. We have a drive to belong. Relationships can bring us happiness and fulfilment, but when they go wrong it can feel like everything is just falling apart.
We can have relationships with everything and everyone, including ourselves. Life events, stress and even the way we think about ourselves can affect our relationships. Sometimes when these become difficult, break down, or we lose someone, we may feel confused, lost, angry, sad or not good enough. We may begin to experience anxiety or depression and we may not understand our thoughts or feelings.
Sometimes it may be very difficult to talk about this with family or friends, or maybe we just don’t want to.
I work with both individuals and couples to lighten their own emotional suitcases, to communicate better in relationships and to have better self esteem and self awareness.
So, if any of this resonates with you, then you are in the right place…….
My core training is to Foundation Degree Level and is considered integrative, which means I have studied a variety of counselling theories, psychology modules and science modules.
I have worked in bereavement, with people who feel lost, with relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, or just want to understand why they think, feel and behave the way that they do.
Continued professional development (CPD) is something that I am passionate about and I take up various training courses throughout the year, which builds on my existing knowledge. Other courses include couples therapy, Transactional Analysis (TA101), CBT, Compassionate Inquiry (Gabor Mate).
My first session
Our first session will be slightly longer than subsequent sessions to allow for information that I will need to take from you and for you to ask any questions about me or the way I practice. After this there will be plenty of time for us to begin talking about what has brought you to counselling.
It is normal to feel anxious about beginning counselling, however, clients report that they quickly feel at ease with me and the way that I work.
What I can help with
Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work