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About me and my therapy practice
I help people lighten their 'emotional suitcase', improve their relationships and reconnect to themselves and those around them.
So, has your 'emotional suitcase' become too heavy to lift?
If it does, life may feel something like this:
Overwhelming. Your relationships are strained or are breaking down. You feel like you have lost your way. It has become difficult to voice what you need. You feel depressed, anxious or your self-esteem feels low.
Sometimes communication within our relationships breaks down, which creates conflict and distance. Or everything may seem jumbled, our worries may feel like 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
From birth human beings have a drive to belong for development and survival. Therefore, throughout life relationships are really important. Our relationships can bring us happiness and fulfilment, but when things go wrong it can feel like everything is falling apart.
We can have relationships with everything and everyone, including ourselves. Our 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, or sad. We may feel anxious or depressed and we may not understand our thoughts, feelings or behaviours.
Sometimes it may be very difficult to talk about this with family or friends for fear of being judged or a burden, or maybe we just don’t want to.
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 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, Post Graduate Course in 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, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work