Counselling / Psychotherapy
Making the decision to approach counselling or psychotherapy can be a positive step. It can help to gain a greater understanding to find the resources to makes changes. It can also lead to self-discovery and self-awareness to live a more fulfilling life and to have a more meaningful interpersonal relationships.
I offer both short term counselling and psychotherapy for as long as you are finding it helpful and productive. Continuity and regularity are important to the process of therapy.
I offer a safe, non judgmental space so that you feel supported and empowered to explore the concerns and difficulties that have brought you into counselling.
I am trained and experienced in the following areas:
- Eating disorders – anorexia, bulimia, overeating, binge eating, laxative abuse
- Self harming
- Bereavement,Grief and Loss
- Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse
- Handling workplace stress-conflicts
There may be some issues that would be better dealt with by a specialist organisation. If I feel that your needs would be better served with a special organisation, this would be discussed in the initial consultation and appropriate referral made based on mutual consent.
How Can Counselling and Psychotherapy help and what benefits can be expected?
- Ability to cope better in difficult situations and clarifying your thoughts and feelings
- Gain insights about your true self through a trusting therapeutic relationship
- Find new coping strategies
- Understand what gets in the way of living successfully
- Explore ways of ‘breaking through’ the barriers-boundaries not walls
- Recognise your own resources and successes
- Improved relationships
- Increased motivation
- Increased confidence and self esteem
- Better understand of self and others
- Opening up new ways of seeing, living and relating
- Finding ways forward and making decisions
- Living for today with realistic goals
- Insight into earlier childhood wounds around bullying, low self-worth, dysfunctional parenting due to divorce, ill health, addiction and mental health.