Psychotherapy & Counselling

It’s natural to try and avoid painful feelings and seek out more pleasurable distractions in life. The way internal struggles tend to be handled is often due to momentary learnt coping mechanisms in early life.

Whilst it might have served you well then, you may be receiving signals that it no longer serves your emotional and psychological needs today. So, when a persistent unhelpful response grows and starts impacting your behaviour, thoughts, emotions, self-worth, lifestyle or relationships, you know when it's time to take a different approach.

Do You Feel Anxious, Depressed, Sad?

There is no one specific point in life when you might expect to need therapy. You might struggle with depression, anxiety or perhaps difficulty containing your anger or stresses at work. Perhaps you have an addiction? Or feel like you’ve lost meaning in your life? 

Choosing to start therapy is the first step. The most important thing is to find the right therapist for you - someone you feel comfortable with enough to speak freely and who has experience in your area of need.

“Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.”

-Thenry David Thoreau

Psychotherapy & Counselling Can Help You To Feel More Balanced By Experiencing A Trusted Space To Feel Heard And Understood

You may have a goal in mind for what you'd like to change and how you'd like to experience aspects of life differently. If not that's ok - it's something we can work on together.

I Provide A Private And Reflective Space For You To...

Identify, unpack and process the issues at the forefront of your mind with a natural ability to:

  • Collaborate with people to set goals and help them reach them
  • Explain mental health symptoms in an easy to understand way
  • Inspire hope for getting better
  • Help clients heal their past and manage the present

People who know me often say that I am a good listener who can sit with people, at times when life may feel painful and overwhelming.

My Approach Is Flexible To Meet Your Needs

I offer counselling and psychotherapy methods of working according to our area of focus from behavioural (such as habit formation) to depth therapeutic work (such as patterns and associations from early life to now). Our focus is to identify the roots of your unhelpful responses and triggers and in doing so, breaking the spell of these old patterns. In doing so, clients find they can foster new levels of self-awareness, acceptance, self-regulation and coping strategies, offering you the potential to move beyond limiting systems of belief.

In conjunction with my clinical knowledge and therapeutic skills, I am able to weave in creative approaches to help our work along from a fresh perspective, also offering a variety of theoretical approaches to suit your needs which including early life development, self-actualisation, growth and development, dreams and archetypal patterns. Part of my training included working energetically, so I do offer the chance to shift into creative gears using breath regulation, relaxation and grounding exercises, working with your dreams as a snapshot of your inner life and general awareness of your energy balance.

Our Sessions Are Focused On You

Sessions will provide you with the space to be understood and heard. In feeling safe and comfortable, you'll be able to gain clarity and figure things out about yourself.

It's important to me to check in on your progress as we go and ensure that the process is collaborative.

There isn't a "one size fits all" approach to Psychotherapy & Counselling. Our sessions will fit your specific needs and concerns.

As A Psychotherapist,

I Embrace The Following Philosophies:

  • I believe that we only heal if we take care of ourselves.
  • I believe that therapy should address the person as a whole - their mind, body, and spirit.
  • I believe that the biggest thing standing in your way is the fear that life always has to be the way that it is now.
  • I believe that Harville Henrix was right when he said, "We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship and we can be healed in relationship".

Let’s Get Started Today

Ready to start feeling more balanced? If you feel like you are stuck in a negative cycle unable to move forward, Counselling and Psychotherapy could help. During your free phone consultation you can share what’s going on for you and we can explore how I can help. Email me for your free phone consultation today.