As a registered psychotherapist, I can provide safe, expert talking therapy which helps people with emotional, social or mental health problems. Counselling may explore the present thoughts and feelings, whereas psychotherapy may involve drawing upon a range therapeutic models and psychological approaches to explore not just the present, but also those thoughts and feelings emerging from deep-routed experiences and trauma, embedded in the unconscious. I can provide both shorter-term counselling and more in-depth psychotherapy due to the comprehensive and potentially longer- term/higher level of training I have received.
‘Sessions with a trained psychotherapist offer an environment in which you can express your feelings and gain a deeper insight into your issues.’ (UKCP, 2014). Read more about how I work here…
There is no typical psychotherapy session. Clients may come to talk to me about issues such as:
- Bereavement and loss
- Relationship difficulties
- Family issues
- Anxiety & Stress
- Workplace problems
- Traumatic events (present and past)
- Confidence & Self-Esteem
- Domestic Abuse
- Forming healthy/unhealthy friendships
- Addictive behaviours
You bring to the session whatever it is that you would like to work on. The session is a time that is set aside just for you, and you can discuss whatever you want to, from current everyday events in your life, to memories and regrets, or aspirations for your future.
Often the session ends in a very different place from where the client started. There are no ‘rules’, and the content and the pace is led by you, as the client.
Choosing someone to talk to, in confidence, about your innermost thoughts and feelings, is not easy. If you have questions or are uncertain about how to start, please contact me now so that we can discuss what your needs are and make your first appointment. Your emotional well-being is as important as your physical health. The two go hand-in-hand.
I am a relationship/couples counsellor and can work with you and your partner if you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship. Find out more here