We ALL struggle at times
It is perfectly ok, and often very wise, to seek support when we are having a tough time.
Counselling with me offers you a safe space to explore your experiences, without being judged.
I offer both short-term and long-term counselling.
You may need support with a specific life event such as a recent bereavement, relationship breakdown, redundancy etc. You may feel lost, adrift or unsure of your direction/purpose in life.
You may feel anxious and have a sense of overwhelm and lack of control.
You may need to make sense of, or find relief from, uncomfortable feelings and behaviours through longer-term exploration of your life experiences.
Counselling can also help you to recognise and effectively address your inner critic.
Research suggests that developing our capacity for self-compassion increases our resilience. This in turn can ultimately improve our quality of life and effectively address issues around depression and anxiety.
Together, we can help you to make sense of what your experiences mean to you, validate and address internal conflicts, and help you to gain, or regain, a sense of ownership of your life.
The process of counselling is collaborative and we work together at your pace.
As children, we are creative; we play, dream, imagine and explore. Working creatively allows us to encompass all of these elements that the inhibitions and barriers of adulthood may have now blocked. Finding new ways to look at things and explore what they mean for us can be liberating.
Walk and Talk
Exercise can help to alleviate anxiety and depression, improving our mood as well as our physical health.
Finding the motivation to go and exercise, or even get outside, is not always that easy so having a 'Walk and Talk' session maybe the answer for you. Getting outdoors for a walk in nature can naturally improve our mental health. It can get things moving for us physically and it can also help us to become 'unstuck' as we find head space for clearer thought processes.
'Walk and Talk' will not be appropriate for everyone so please feel free to enquire for more details if this way of working interests you.
My extensive professional training allows me to use aspects of various models of therapies - 'one-size' does not fit all. How we work together will be tailored to suit your needs, and ultimately whatever you are most comfortable with.
Over the years, I have worked therapeutically with thousands of people experiencing many issues, including those relating to;
No matter what you have been through, your experiences do not define who you are.
Please see my 'Qualifications & Training' page for further information about my professional training and experience.
''Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love'' - Brene Brown