If you’re feeling anxious, depressed or stressed and that life is miserable and lacking joy and that there is nothing to look forward to, life can feel particularly tiring. Additionally, you may not understand why you’ve been feeling this way and feel powerless to change things or hopeless about things getting better. You might want to talk to someone about how you’re feeling but don’t want to burden friends or family, and may feel nervous or apprehensive, or embarrassed about seeking help from a counsellor or therapist.
I work collaboratively to find the right approach for you, adapting to your individual needs in order to help you discover what you want to gain from counselling/therapy and indeed life, and how together we can help you achieve that. I believe in the importance of building a strong, supportive and non-judgmental therapeutic alliance in which you feel safe to explore your difficulties with a trusted and experienced professional who is on your side. I also believe in the value of compassion, and place this at the centre of my work to help people alleviate suffering through developing a kinder relationship with themselves and others.
Choosing the right therapist or for you can be a confusing, daunting and overwhelming experience, and it can be hard to know if you will feel safe and comfortable enough with someone to share with them painful and difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences. That’s why I offer a free initial telephone consultation for up to 15 minutes so that you can see whether I might be the right kind of therapist for you. Please contact me via text, telephone or email if you would like to arrange a call with me. I look forward to hearing from you.
I use Transactional Analysis (TA) to help explore feelings, thoughts, behaviours, and relationship patterns in a way similar to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), incorporating a mindful approach to facilitate awareness of thoughts and connection with feelings.
I’m a fully qualified psychotherapist with over 9 years’ experience helping individuals and couples work through and overcome a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, stress, feeling sad, self-confidence and self-esteem issues, dating and relationship issues, communication, obsessions and compulsions, anger management, co-dependency, sex and sexuality, men’s issues, career and work issues. I can also help you with any other issues you may be having, from finding direction and meaning in your life to recovering your creative self.
I believe that with the right help everyone can find relief and freedom from their emotional suffering and effect the change they want to see in themselves, their relationships and their life. Which is why I provide the safety, support and understanding for you to work through your struggles and difficulties and heal from your pain and suffering. I’ll work with you to find solutions to the challenges and difficulties in your life, and explore new ways of looking at yourself, your relationships, and life in general.
I have a strong interest in mindfulness principles, and believe that much of human suffering is furthered through a lack of awareness of phenomena within the mind and the body, awareness which mindfulness promotes. I believe that through becoming aware of what is going in within our minds, and connecting with our feelings in the body we can find liberation from emotional pain and mental suffering.
I use Transactional Analysis (TA), which is a form of psychotherapy, to help people gain awareness of and explore their patterns of feelings, thoughts and behaviours in a way similar to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I believe in the importance of the relationship between therapist and client, and in finding a way of working suited to your individual needs and personal style.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.