I specialise in working with clients who believe or suspect they are suffering from CPTSD (complex pstd). You do not need a diagnosis of CPTSD to resonate with it. It is not too late to get help as long as you are willing to make changes and be curious about what is happening in your brain. Our brains are remarkable and able to form new ideas, neural pathways and connections. You can learn to value yourself and have better relationships.
You’ve always been a little broken hearted. Even before you were old enough to find love. For you, Radiohead felt like unlocking a door to a place where someone finally understood. ‘I want to be someone else or I’ll explode’. Except you didn’t explode and your life dragged on, wasting so much time and wondering what everyone else saw that you didn’t.
It’s hard to explain why your soul feels empty when you’re 15 and everyone else is full of hope. They all told you it would pass. It didn’t and you just got better at hiding it. The German army shirt became a cashmere jumper, the vodka and coke a Pinot Grigio. Nothing to see here.
You need more than a listening ear and some motivational quotes. You can read Brené Brown by yourself and you’re smart enough that you should have had had this figured out years ago. You want insider information, a clear plan, a way out of the nothingness. You don’t have answers let alone the questions, so none of that sitting around in awkward silence.
It’s time to stop pretending everything is okay. You need someone who sees past the bravado to the flicker of sadness that you're constantly holding at bay. I offer online sessions via Zoom so you can get the best therapist for you instead of the closest. Book a free initial call via my website www.exploreyourmind.co.uk/book-now
I currently have openings for new clients available.
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.