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Helping you to find solutions and ways of dealing with the situations that matter to you and that are impacting your life daily. Therapy is a process and can lead to real changes and deep lasting transformations for you.
Stress - Feeling totally overwhelmed or unable to cope as a result of pressures you feel are unmanageable?
“When we encounter stress, our body is stimulated to produce stress hormones that trigger a ‘flight or fight’ response and activate our immune system.”
This response helps us to respond quickly to dangerous situations. This response can be appropriate, however there are times it can be too much to deal with.
Bereavement - Finding it difficult to cope with the loss of a loved one? Wondering if things will ever get better?
“The death of a significant person can be a devastating loss. People feel unable to fully connect with the loss of a loved one & feel guilty about that.”
Everyone experiences grief differently and there is no ‘normal’ or ‘right’ way to grieve. It is an individual experience. During bereavement, it is important to find ways to mourn your loss and express your grief.
Relationship Issues - Relationships are a very meaningful part of our lives & can bring us a great deal of happiness & fulfilment. Having issues?
“Strong bonds with our loved ones, friends and work colleagues allow us to be at our healthiest and most productive.”
These relationships offer an important source of advice, guidance, love and support. However, fulfilling and supportive relationships don’t come automatically. All relationships have high and low points, ecstatic times and not-so-great times.
Anxiety - Excessively worrying or fear the worst is going to happen?
“Anxiety is an excessive feeling of worry or fear.”
Occasionally feeling anxious is perfectly normal but when it is causing significant stress or your ability to carry out daily life then it may be a sign of an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety can have a huge impact on a you and the lives of those around you. Anxiety is a part of everyday life and is usually perfectly normal, however, when anxiety attacks are happening frequently and affecting your life, it maybe time to get some help.
Counselling is suitable for most people, regardless of their age, race, culture, gender and previous counselling experiences.
Counselling is first and foremost about you and how you are in your own world.
- About Me
I believe that all therapy is very personal and has to fit with you, therefore my main focus is always you and your journey. This means that I want to provide a safe and accepting environment where we can work together to bring about the changes you want to make. I have had my own counselling journey through the years and know how the counselling experience supported me. So, some years ago I decided to pay it forward. I bring knowledge, expertise and experience from holding a BA Honours degree in Psychology and a Professional diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling practice, all I ask is you bring the person you know best. You.
Ethically I have to continually professionally develop in a number of ways. I do this by endless reading, attending courses and workshops, undertaking additional qualifications, regular supervision, peer support and open and self-reflection. This ensures I remain competent, compassionate and I am up to date with my integrative approach.