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About me and my therapy practice
I specialise in helping adults affected by crime to heal and recover from their trauma; helping to release them from feeling hostage to their trauma and to find balance and contentment without having to rely on medication.
- Have you been affected by emotional abuse, domestic violence, childhood bullying or sexual abuse etc?
- Have you been traumatised vicariously by witnessing something distressing or are you the direct victim?
- Is your trauma the result of a single event or ongoing circumstances perhaps?
Whatever your experience and whether your trauma is reported or not, recent, ongoing or historical - you've come to the right place!
I think my clients are a lot like you. They too were struggling with trauma and PTSD. Like you they were plagued with feelings such as anxiety, depression, shame, guilt and powerlessness. Life was hard; they didn’t want to get out of bed and face the day. What had previously been normal day to day stuff now felt overwhelming. They hoped as time passed things would improve and for some, where criminal proceedings were involved, they thought once the perpetrator was behind bars then everything would go ‘back to normal’ only to find this was not the case.
Like you, they wanted to lead a ‘normal’ life. They wanted to be active, to have fun, go to work, to socialise, have close relationships, travel etc. They wanted to feel confident and content however, their trauma had changed all that and by the time they came to me they believed life would now be just surviving and existing rather than actively living. Crippling panic attacks, recurring nightmares & flashbacks, hyper vigilance which left them constantly looking over their shoulder or sitting with their backs to the wall scanning the nearest exit were commonplace. They had tried everything to make things better. Strategies included staying at home with the windows and doors locked, self medicating with drink and drugs, self harming, avoiding people and places and going to the GP for medication. For many, suicide felt like an option. They knew what they were doing only offered short term relief and ultimately wasn’t helping but they didn’t know what else to do. They had gone from their ‘normal’ life to being a prisoner of their trauma.
I am proud to say I have successfully worked with many clients helping them through their trauma; educating, supporting and empowering them as they travel the road to recovery and a brighter future. I'm here to do the same for you so contact me today and take that first step on the road to your recovery.
My first session
Our initial consultation will involve discussing your presenting issue and exploring what you hope to achieve from your counselling sessions. This gives us your goals for therapy ensuring you get best value from your investment in yourself.
Please note there is no obligation to continue with sessions after the consultation if for example we did not feel comfortable or perhaps I felt an alternative therapist would be more suitable for your specific requirements in which case I would signpost you on.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling