- Flexible hours available
I don't access messages over the weekend.
You're welcome to get in touch during these times and I will receive your message when upon my return.
About me and my therapy practice
Are looking for a different approach to a long standing issue? Do you want to stop the past defining who you are now? Or has something unexpected happened which has left you feeling destabilized or confused?
We are not able to change the things which affected us, but we can manage if differently, redefine it, change what we believe it means about us. We can make different decisions regarding to how we handle our emotions and feelings in the present and begin to change certain behaviors that undermine us, break patterns we may have been in for a long time.
As well as current anxiety, low self-esteem and relationship problems; I specialize in recovery from difficult childhoods, especially with parents exhibiting narcissistic behaviours and the impact of crime.
As an Integrative Therapist I have skills and techniques from many different types of therapy which I tailor to your particular situation and needs. I offer a traditional talking therapy approach with the addition of working with the body and creative arts. What this usually looks like is you just speaking as freely and honestly as you can and me asking questions, drawing attention to things in the background or assumptions we may want to challenge . We may do activities, introduce physical calming excises and experiments which support positive change and new ways of seeing things.
In the week between our sessions, the process of change continues within you. You might start to see things differently, to question things you'd previously accepted or have vivid intense dreams which are trying to bring something to your attention. Then when we meet again, we'll try and make sense of it all and find your best way through.
I have worked with clients referred by Welsh Government, The NHS, Gwent Police, Local Authority's, Barnardo's, University of South Wales and Victim Support.
Talk, Feel, Grow is rooted in the belief that everything naturally flourishes in the right conditions and that the wrong conditions significantly impede growth.
How we remove those blocks to your natural flourishing looks different for every person. At Talk, Feel, Grow you'll get a bespoke service tailored to your very particular needs, whether it's historic issues, a current crisis or feeling haven't yet achieved your potential in life yet.
The tools available to find your particular contentment are a combination of traditional talking psychotherapy, creative activities such as drawing, writing, plasticine modeling, writing, poetry, role playing and practical tools to independently self-sooth such as body grounding techniques, mindfulness and acupressure (not involving touch by others, learning to apply these to yourself)
If Talk, Feel, Grow had a theme tune, it would be Once in a Lifetime by Talking Heads because the aim is to answer those fundamental questions - How did I get here? How do I work this? To enable you to start thriving.
You're welcome to get in touch to book a free 20 minute telephone assesment to see if it feels like the right fertilizer for you.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy