How do I help you?

As your psychotherapist/counsellor I seek to build a safe relationship with you and give you space in which you can talk freely, express your emotions, feel heard, understood and valued. I use my personal qualities, therapy models and skills to help you. Together we work through emerging themes as you talk about what’s on your mind; bringing insight, new perspectives and opportunities for making new choices. The aim is for you to live your life more fully and freely. It is a process where I help you find your own solutions to the issues, known and unknown, which brought you to see me.

 

Who can I help and with what?

I have experience in offering psychotherapy and counselling to men and women of all ages, backgrounds and many ethnicities.
You can talk about whatever is on your mind; whatever is important and of concern to you. To give you some indication of my work, I have worked with people in the following areas of their lives:

 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and¬†Generalised Anxiety¬†Disorder
  • Panic attacks and Panic Disorder
  • Stress
  • Bereavement
  • Abuse
  • Repeating patterns in relationships
  • Relationship difficulties: separation and divorce
  • Relationships with family
  • Effect of childhood on the present
  • Childhood abuse: sexual, mental, emotional, physical and neglect
  • Feeling ‘stuck’, dissatisfied with life
  • Fear of the future
  • Life crises
  • Impact of trauma
  • Work problems
  • Loss – relationship; health; job; role; status
  • Life changes and transitions: leaving home; ’empty nest’; ‘mid-life crisis’; retirement
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Challenging negative thinking
  • Identity
  • Sexuality and sexual issues
  • Shame and guilt
  • Spirituality