Areas I Work With
Type of Therapy: Person Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic, CBT and Mindfulness
I specialise in counselling a range of psychological and emotional difficulties such as:
Therapies & Treatments
Anxiety is a natural and necessary human reaction to threat. However, protracted anxiety is detrimental to one’s mental and physical health, almost certainly leaving sufferers feeling incapable of leading normal lives.
Are you feeling intense apprehension or worry accompanied by physical symptoms such as:
- Blurry eye-sight
Therapy can help you with generalised panic disorders, stress, panic attacks and phobias by offering a safe and confidential space to explore, understand and tackle underlying causes. Therapy will also provide you with the methods of managing the attendant discomfort and ultimately gaining relief.
Everyone experiences sadness and low mood at times. However, depression will affect an individual for a longer period of time. Depression is frequently accompanied by a single overriding or combination of unpleasant, debilitating symptoms:
- Prolonged sadness
- Intense feelings of emptiness
- Sense of worthlessness
- Lack of hope
- Difficulty focusing
- Loss of motivation
Therapy helps sufferers to develop the skills and habits necessary for coping with these symptoms. It pinpoints identifiable life events, circumstances and unhelpful thought patterns that contribute to or maintain the condition, and thereby inform the counsellor’s and client’s therapeutic decisions.
We begin to form social and personal relationships from birth and we continue to do so over the course of our lifetime. In a lot of cases – but by no means all – we first form relationships with our parents/primary caregivers. If we have them, we next connect with our siblings and extended family. Lastly, we form and manage relationships with people outside of what might conveniently be described as familial, meaning we enter social and business circles, the size and make-up of which vary tremendously from person to person. Understandably, the type, quality and content of the relationships we choose or are chosen for us can maintain, nourish or diminish our mental health.
Relate U.K. report that 25 % of people in modern U.K. society are in ‘distressing relationships.’ By a wide margin, finance, sex, communication and attachments lead a field of ‘causes of distress and destabilisation’ within what are variously, stable, unstable, viable and nonviable relationships.
Counselling can help us objectively review our personal sentiments by gently, calmly and steadily exploring one’s established habits and attitudes to any or all of these central relational factors. Counselling will assist by shining a meditative and illuminating light on our lifetime trends and, oftentimes, our unquestioned patterns of behaviour; it causes us to look inwards and outwards and ultimately asks how these are affecting our current relationships and what is to be done.
Relationships can be complicated. Notwithstanding this complexity, through honesty, thought and empathy, these central features of everyday life can be understood within the safety of the therapeutic environment.
My Session Programme and Fees
In my experience, most people feel that taking the initial step of reaching out, arranging and then committing to a meeting with a therapist is daunting. If you do feel uncertain or have any questions regarding my counselling services or your suitability then please feel free to contact me for a friendly and confidential, pre-treatment discussion. Should you wish to proceed I can offer three alternative programmes:
- £60 per 50 minutes face to face session
- £50 per 50 minutes online session
Please note that all sessions are fifty minutes in duration