When you're suffering, it's easy to think it's only you, but the reality is everyone hits low points. For some it might be a lifelong challenge, for others it's a recent event, but I can't emphasise this enough: You are not alone in how you feel.
For a plethora of reasons, many people will keep it to themselves and try to deal with things on their own, sometimes for a lifetime. Humans are indeed capable of finding ingenious ways of coping, but the things we use to cope and protect ourselves often cause us greater problems, while the original issue remains unresolved. We end up in a pattern of negative thoughts and behavours which it feels impossible to break away from.
The thing is we aren't born with depression, anxiety, or low self esteem. We aren't born with compulsive or unhealthy thoughts and behaviours, and we aren't born feeling suicidal. They are the symptoms of how something is making us feel, how we've learned to cope, or what we think is our only option to relieve the pain we feel.
For this reason I believe the best approach is to work collaboratively with you as you seek to understand the origins of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours; ultimately aiming to make sense and meaning of them by exploring your relationships, view of the world and and how you see your place in it.
Whether you're struggling with family issues, low self esteem or confidence, panic attacks, or you have no idea what the cause is, talking it through with a therapist in an environment which promotes your sense of safety and empowerment can help you make sense of the situation, how it's affecting you, and how you can move forward.
My key areas of interest are adult survivors of emotional abuse and neglect, relationships, and family dynamics.
I also work with high achievers with imposter syndrome, low self esteem, toxic productivity etc.
If you would like any further information, or to arrange a free twenty minute phone or video call, simply text "Therapy" to 07908722459.
Please note that due to Covid 19 I am currently working via Zoom, Skype, or telephone only.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the BACP, having studied a Diploma in Integrative Counselling at Inter-Psyche Training Institute.
My practice is informed by my integrative training using humanistic, psychodynamic, and cognitive models to work with the past and present, and how they influence our concept of who we are.
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
My fees are £50 for a fifty minute session.
I have a small number of concessions if you are on low income, unemployed, or receiving benefits. Please contact me to find out more.