What is Counselling

Counselling and Psychotherapy is a space for people to work in partnership with a trained professional to explore problems they are experiencing. Counselling is a time for you, which provides a confidential space for reflection and to discuss whatever is going on for you. It  is a place to safely explore and connect with emotions, as well as to look at our thoughts and explore our histories.  It is an opportunity to reflect on our own behavior and what might be preventing us from having peace of mind. 

How I work

My approach is integrative. This means that I have training in a range of therapeutic modalities. The approach combines  different elements of the main psychotherapy traditions. My main underpinning is psycho-dynamic which focuses on the importance of the unconscious and early years. I'm experienced in inviting the client to connect with their somatic experience. I believe that trauma is stored in our bodies, and many people have limited connection with what is happening in their bodies. We often are challenged with connecting with and expressing emotions. It is an important part of counselling to not just learn and gain new insights from a thinking perspective, but to be able to 'experience' our stories and our lives in the here and now, through our bodies. I like to think of my role as walking along side you on your journey of discovery. 

I work with people who are facing a range of difficulties including but not limited to:

  • Addiction issues
  • self harm
  • Eating Disorders
  • developmental trauma
  • parenting and attachment issues
  •  anxiety
  • depression, loss and bereavement
  •  PTSD
  • Risk taking behaviour
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Childhood trauma inc sexual abuse
  •  sexual and gender identity issues
  •  lgbt issues
  • work-related issues
  • low self-esteem
  • anger management