From time to time, life can feel like an uphill struggle. The place you want to be may feel a world away from where you currently are. Something inside tells you that things are ‘not quite right’ but you don’t know how to go about making those positive changes to improve your life.
Perhaps you are experiencing feelings of stress, depression, anxiety, having difficulties in your relationships, or have found unhealthy ways of coping with pressure such as self-medicating.
You are not alone and certainly do not need to struggle through life. Too often we are told to ‘pull ourselves together!’ Sometimes, it is simply ourselves being overly-critical and aiming for unattainable perfection.
We all have a blueprint or life-script which we operate from without ever giving it a second thought. Our lives are shaped by all kinds of experiences – events, people, our families, friends and broader cultural expectations.
But sometimes doing things in the same way keeps us from growing. We can find ourselves stuck, wondering why patterns keep repeating in our lives (e.g difficult relationships) until the day comes when we become curious as to what lies underneath our decision-making.
Counselling isn’t about learning to think positively or exercising greater self-discipline, it’s about starting to really listen to what your instincts are telling you.
More often than not, clients enter into therapy because their heads are telling them one thing and their feelings are saying another – in psychotherapy terms we call this ‘incongruence.’
Together we will work to address these inner conflicts, develop new strategies, and help you experience a deep sense of self-acceptance. I believe that our pain can be our greatest teacher, and that we innately have the ability to overcome any obstacle no matter how challenging they seem.
Issues I Work With:
The following is a non-exhaustive list showing the types of issues I work with. If you are experiencing a concern which is not featured please contact me to discuss.
Abuse and recovery (domestic violence, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, narcissistic abuse, historical)
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
Anxiety (Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), panic disorder, phobia, intrusive thoughts, racing thoughts)
Asperger’s Syndrome/ ‘High Functioning’ Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder ‘ASD’ Level 1) – please note I support individuals with autism work through related issues, I do not ‘treat’ autism
Bereavement/ pre-loss/ loss
Change (life, redundancy, retirement, relocation, career)
Depression (feeling sad/low, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), emptiness)
Difficult childhoods (including toxic parenting and dysfunctional families)
Fertility issues (pregnancy, miscarriage, termination)
Highly Sensitive People (HSP) / Emotionally intense individuals
Infatuation / limerence
Judgement (fear of being judged/ judging others)
Love, sex and relationships (including affairs and betrayal, separation and divorce)
Self worth/ self esteem
Spirituality/ spiritual crisis
Trauma (including PTSD and complex PTSD)
“Engaging your own body is an absolutely necessary part of healing. You cannot be passive and sit in a chair, and not take care of your body, and truly heal from trauma.”Bessel van der Kolk
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