Why come to counselling?

There are lots of reasons that might lead you to seek help from counselling.  Depression, anxiety, bereavement, separation and divorce, issues surrounding sexuality, stress, childhood abuse, sexual abuse or assault, domestic abuse, violence, work-related issues, redundancy, low self esteem and low self worth are just a few of them.  Perhaps you have lost your sense of self, or feel overwhelmed by the stress of day-to-day life and just want someone to talk to in a safe and confidential environment. 

The space I provide is safe, caring, confidential and non-judgmental. We can build a unique therapeutic relationship that will help you to find insight and understanding, leading to acceptance and healing of your pain.  Together we will explore the issues that trouble you and find ways for you to move forward, meeting your new self and improving your relationships.

I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means I use a range of techniques from different therapeutic approaches.  A Person-Centred approach offers you an environment of openness, acceptance and empathy in which you can grow and develop your full potential.  Using a Psychodynamic Approach allows us to explore how your childhood experiences and relationships influence the unconscious mind which drives your behaviour and impulses.  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy works to raise your awareness of negative and destructive thought processes and patterns, enabling you to apply a variety of techniques and coping strategies to help you better manage stress in all aspects of your life.

I will help you to feel safe and supported so that you are able to share and address painful and sensitive issues without feeling shame or judgement.  Together we can tailor our sessions to address your unique personal requirements, and work holistically to heal your mind, body and soul.