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About me and my therapy practice
I can help with many issues including anxiety, stress, low self-confidence, depression, panic attacks, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), work-related problems, bullying, abuse, assault, and others.
I have been practising as a counsellor since 2012, working in the NHS, the voluntary sector, and private practice. The type of counselling I practise is Integrative Counselling, which means I can draw on different approaches and activities according to your individual needs.
I pay attention to your life history alongside what is happening in the present and together we will explore how this impacts on your beliefs, self-concept, emotions, behaviours, and coping strategies. As well as helping you tell your story and make sense of your life experiences, I emphasise positive work like defining and working towards manageable goals, improving self-care, building on strengths and resources, and post-traumatic growth.
Sometimes I suggest CBT (Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy) techniques, which can be very helpful for tackling anxieties and improving confidence, and I can also help you with assertiveness skills. I enjoy creative, intuitive work, such as getting in touch with your emotions through mindfulness or imaginative techniques and linking this with body feelings.
I specialise in helping people who have experienced abuse and assault and I offer specific strategies for relieving the effects of trauma such as panic attacks, nightmares, phobias, intrusive images/thoughts, and flashbacks and for processing these difficult memories.
I also have a special interest in the connection between the natural world and our mental health, nature-assisted therapy (often called ecotherapy), and helping people affected by concerns about the environment.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work