Accredited Counsellor and EMDR therapist with NHS experience, offering a tailored and confidential service to adults (18+).
It can be tough at times; sometimes unfair, confusing or painful. If we don’t fully understand the reasons why we feel, think or behave in certain ways, it can start to affect other areas of our lives.
Difficulties may present themselves in response to current or recent events, or can be longstanding problems resulting from earlier experiences or relationships which can continue to influence us, often without our knowledge. You may notice recurring, and often destructive, patterns in relationship with others or yourself which are unwanted or confusing.
Family and friends can be a great source of support during difficult times. However, even with the best intentions, they sometimes offer a series of solutions to make problems ‘go away’ or give their opinions which can leave you feeling more confused. It is common for us to be reluctant to burden others with our problems. We may struggle to be truly honest with those closest to us, whom may be linked with the problem itself, or find it difficult to voice how we really feel for fear of being judged by others.
Psychological therapy is a collaborative supportive process that provides an opportunity for you to explore any difficulties that you may be experiencing in a safe and confidential setting. A therapist will not make any judgements about you, they will have no expectations of you and will help you to gain intellectual and emotional insight into your situation. Such insights can bring clarity, understanding and relief with a renewed sense of direction. Psychological therapies can help to address issues such as the effects of past traumatic or overwhelming experiences, depression, anxiety, anger, OCD, relational problems, phobias and more.
Relational psychotherapy is founded on the concept of relationships with others being an essential aspect of emotional well-being. Individuals who find it difficult to maintain supportive and healthy relationships may experience a sense of disconnection in addition to feelings of diminished self-worth and general distress, and their sense of emotional well-being may be negatively affected.
Areas of work
Psychological difficulties can be complex and may not fit into one specific area.
- Post-traumatic stress
- Childhood abuse and trauma
- Domestic abuse
- Affairs and betrayals
- Work related issues
- Low self-esteem
If you would like to have an informal chat about psychological therapy or to find out more, feel free to contact me.