Most people come to counselling because they are stuck, confused or unhappy and they have found that it is difficult to share these feelings with family and friends. 

The aim of counselling is to assist people to make sense of life events and to become aware of what’s happening within them and within their relationships, so that they can best decide what needs to change and how to initiate this change.  
To support you through this process, I provide a calm, reflective space where you can talk freely, without fear of being judged. I work in a way that is respectful and responsive to your individual needs. I endeavour to listen actively and to be interested in and curious about you. I want to understand what has brought you to therapy and what you wish to address. 

My aim is always to try to understand the world from your point of view and to help you find your own meanings and ways through the difficulties you are encountering, such that you feel more able to make more informed choices about your life and your relationships. 

I am able to work with you on a short term basis, if for example, you would like to focus on a particular issue, or on a longer term basis if you are looking for support in undertaking a deeper personal exploration.

It is important to bear in mind that whilst some people feel an immediate sense of relief when they begin counselling, others may go through a period of feeling worse before they feel better, because they are talking about confusing, painful or uncomfortable feelings or difficult decisions.

Areas I Deal With:
Anxiety and panic attacks, depression and low mood, relationship difficulties, family problems, bereavement and loss, major life changes, coping with major medical conditions/illnesses, low self-esteem and lack of confidence, identity issues, managing anger, stress and managing change, work place and career issues, lack of motivation and direction, loneliness/isolation/lack of connectedness, feeling that life has no meaning.