- Phone number
- 07923 554 334
- Wheelchair accessible office
About me and my therapy practice
Are you feeling stuck, or on your own? You don't have to be alone in this. I'm here to help you talk things through. It takes courage to come to counselling, and we do it because we're in pain or fear. Often there’s a part of ourselves that has been hurt, usually in early life - hence it’s known as the "inner child". Our inner child can remain hurt and frightened long into adult life, keeping us stuck in patterns of painful situations and anxieties.
Therapy can put us in touch with our inner child and heal the original wounds that continue to cause the pain. The thought of doing this can be very frightening; we all have feelings and/or memories that are painful, and we fear being overwhelmed by them. However it's a bit like peeling an onion; we look at things a little layer at a time, to the extent that you want to. So you are always in control, and every insight helps to reduce the pain.
People wonder what counselling and psychotherapy are, and what the difference is. Well it's simple really; counselling is about talking something through to gain clarity about thoughts and feelings, while psychotherapy focuses more deeply on the limiting beliefs that are "programming" us outside our awareness and holding us back. The mind has a great wisdom of its own, and knows if and when to show us what is in the unconscious. Gaining insight can be a great release, and when we change our thoughts we can change our whole life.
- BSc Honours in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
How I Work:
I use a range of approaches, including CBT, person-centred and psychodynamic. Most importantly however I bring my own personal qualities that cannot be learned - intuition, compassion, insight and non-judgemental listening. I work in Portadown, evenings and weekends as well as daytime.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Self-harm, Service veterans, Trauma
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work