Living a life of either being immersed in or feeling a need to escape suffering eventually catches up with us. Believe me, I'd been doing this for the best part of the last thirty years and it's been only relativity recently that I'm free from the grip of these mental health issues, feeling so much better and can now appreciate from afar the amount of darkness that had slowly enveloped me over time now that I've emerged into the light. We can become way too adept at merely surviving life via a combination of almost endless inner monologues and overusing escapist indulgences, especially when certain problematic feelings are spiked.
Whilst this behaviour may feel natural as these coping mechanisms slowly become evermore habitual, these habits will incrementally catch up with and consume us, as our relationship with our own fears, whether or not they are apparent under any given or researched diagnosis, will further deteriorate. This means we become fearful, even in our own company.
If we are fearful in our own company, then we are fearful of life. Therefore anxiety and depression issues would be inevitable. Regardless of the scale of the problem, if anything I've put here speaks to you then I offer a safe space for us both to find understanding of what's causing this, achieve acceptance and change habits towards a brighter future.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Counselling
FdSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (CBT)
BACP Registered Member (MBACP)
3 years experience
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Available 7 days a week (limited availability on Sundays) including evenings.