I am a psychotherapist and counsellor offering a warm, supportive confidential service for individuals. Each person responds to the events that happen in their lives differently. Your issue, what you would like to bring to therapy is the starting point for our work together.
Talking with a therapist can help you understand how to manage difficult feelings, problems, conflict and distress. A way of exploring and untangling thoughts and feelings. It can help you to move on with your life in a more fulfilling way. Anger management, bereavement, anxiety, depression, relationships issues, divorce, affairs and betrayal, eating patterns, child related issues and addiction are just some of the reasons for seeking therapy. You might not feel there is a specific issue, just an uneasiness and a desire to think about that.
Realising that things are difficult is the first step and you may be wondering if therapy can help. An initial session can help you see if it feels right for you at this time.
My integrative approach draws particularly upon person-centred and psychodynamic approaches as well as existential philosophies. We cannot change the past events in our lives but we can choose how we think about them and how they affect our current being. I believe we all have the ability to change and grow. Therapy is a safe space to bring issues and to think about things that maybe troubling. How much you wish to say is your choice.
Short or long-term options are available. If the problem is specific, a few sessions may be all you want (6 - 12) . Or you might like to work in a more open ended way - taking time to explore your world and perhaps thinking about the meaning of your life and your experiences. Maybe the issues you are facing have been with you for some time and you wish for a space to consider them - without knowing how long it will take.
Please contact me by phone or by email, I am happy to talk about what you are looking for and to arrange a first session.
I also offer supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors and therapists. Individual and group supervision are available depending on your needs.