Therapies and Specialisms

My professional BACP-accredited University Post graduate Diploma and further ongoing clinical training has equipped me with a broad range of practical and theoretical approaches to draw from including: person-centred therapy (Rogerian), integrative, humanistic, attachment theories, cognitive, behavioural (including CBT), transactional analysis, life scripts, ego states, self-compassion, psycho-educational, mindfulness, holistic and an appreciation for psychodynamic principles.

I believe we’re all different and that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to psychological support.

However counsellor training doesn’t just stop when you qualify! I’m registered with the BACP which means I agree to undertake a minimum of 30-hours study every year, allowing me to continuously evolve as a practitioner.

You already have the resources within yourself to heal, evolve and overcome obstacles. Therapy helps you connect with your innate resourcefulness, make sense of things and cultivate new skills. 

I will help you achieve your goals by getting you to access your own internal guidance system – your intuition. You may not hear it yet (or perhaps you can but don’t trust it!) however learning to really understand and trust your feelings is one of the best gifts you could ever give yourself.

Imagine a world where you can liberate yourself from self-doubt and deeply accept who you really are.

That might sound like an impossible dream right now- you can read the testimonials from other clients who previously thought the same!

I certainly don’t profess to be a mind reader but I do have the ability to see beyond the words – listening to the music as I prefer to call it.

Areas of Interest:

Love and relationship issues, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), depression, phobias, stress, increasing motivation, finding your true potential, increasing confidence/ self-esteem, abandonment/ rejection, abuse (including childhood), panic disorders, attachment issues, personality disorders (including BPD), sexual issues and self-harm.

Sessions:

Understandably one of the first questions people ask is how long will I be in therapy? It’s almost impossible to answer this – in context – if you were to ask me how long would it take to unravel a piece of string, I’d need to know how long the string was to begin with!

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Exploring the human mind can feel a bit like opening Russian Dolls!

We all go at our own pace in counselling and the length of time spent is usually relative to the depth you wish to explore and how quickly you grasp the concepts.

I’ve had clients who’ve resolved complex issues in just six sessions, and also worked with many long-term clients on incredible and powerful transformations.

I do not tie anyone into contracts asking them to commit to a minimum number of sessions. Our sessions are open-ended which means that you determine when you are ready to finish- only you know when the work has been done. I have no desire to work with you any longer than required and am trained to watch out for any dependency issues arising. If I feel that might be the case, we will discuss this openly.

We will review our progress together on a regular basis and make sure we are on-track with your goals.

Additional Areas of counselling I work with:

  • Abortion
  • Accidents
  • Addiction(s)
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Alcoholism
  • Anger management
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bereavement and grief work
  • Binge-eating
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career
  • Carer support
  • Change
  • Child related issues
  • Chronic boredom
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
  • Crime
  • Cults
  • Dating
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Elderly issues
  • Emotional abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Fame
  • Family issues
  • Financial concerns/ debt
  • Gambling
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Historical abuse
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Infatuation
  • Infertility
  • Insecurities
  • Internet addiction
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Judgement
  • Limerence
  • Loneliness
  • Loss
  • Miscarriage
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsession
  • Panic disorder
  • Passive aggressive behaviour
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical abuse
  • Porn addictions
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Postnatal depression
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Psychosis
  • Redundancy
  • Relocation
  • Retirement
  • Shyness
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Separation and divorce
  • Sex addiction
  • Sex problems
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Smoking
  • Social Media addictions
  • Spending
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Trafficking
  • Trauma
  • Wedding nerves
  • Work-related stress

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