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"How can I begin to make sense of everything?"

There are many reasons a person may access the support of a qualified and professional therapist. These are some common issues you might be facing, we will discuss your specific difficulties during your initial consultation.

anxiety - depression - low mood - childhood adversity - abuse - overwhelm - relationship difficulties - anger issues - bpd/eupd - destructive behaviours - loss/grief - isolation - trauma -  panic attacks - withdrawal - stress - parenting issues - low self-esteem - self-harm - addictions - supporting parents/family/carers of young people facing difficulties - gifted / 2e / HLP

We sometimes respond to life based on the needs or responses of previous experiences. This can keep us stuck or frozen in our current situations and relationships. Therapy can help you move past old ways of coping and help you gain the confidence to explore life, set boundaries, heal and find resolution. It is not always necessary to revisit old and painful events, as feelings and emotions can be explored in non-direct ways too. You can develop a more satisfying relationship with yourself and others; overcome difficulties and find ways to gain inner strength and confidence.

Methods of working

I work in a variety of ways, using the methods most suited to you. Although we'll mainly be talking together, at times, if it appears useful, I may introduce more creative elements; such as imagery, art, nature, sand tray, mindfulness and sensorimotor elements. It is quite normal that while undertaking therapy, you could experience challenging feelings relating to what we are discussing or working through; I will support you to overcome these and explore ways to cope with or reduce the difficulties associated with them.

Integrative approach

I draw on robust training that has enabled me to study various models of therapy. My integrative approach includes person-centred, psychodynamic, gestalt, CBT/behavioural, existential and neurobiological theory; I utilise this underpinning when working with you, by incorporating elements based on your unique needs. I undertake continuous development to keep up to date with current research, methods and practice. I can offer support to access further services or organisations within the region if needed.

Hopeful futures

Counselling doesn't aim to fix you or see you as broken. Rather, it supports you to be free from the emotional distress and often painful impact of your experiences. Encouraging you to build resilience, confidence and self-awareness; you develop ways of being or coping which are healthier and support a more fulfilling life, helping you to let go of feelings that are no longer useful. I do not tell you what to do, instead, we work together to discover solutions to your difficulties or find ways to cope and improve your feelings in the present. 

Please call or email for further information or to arrange an initial consultation, where we can discuss your situation.

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