Everybody has problems so why should you go for counselling? Problems are part of everyday life, we all encounter them and fortunately we are able to solve them the majority of the time without any intervention.
Counselling may be beneficial to you if problems become all consuming and start to affect your personal happiness, perhaps take up a high percentage of your thinking time or in fact prevent you from doing day to day things. Today's fast pace of life does not always offer time to reflect on how we are feeling or help us understand why we become unhappy, low in mood and no longer enjoy life.
Counselling does not take away your problems but can help you cope differently with them. It gives you the chance to talk in confidence outwith family and friends.
My approach is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, it looks at how your thinking influences your feelings, and in turn your behaviour and choices in life. I became interested in counselling when I trained as an RMN in 1987. I worked as a nurse therapist within the NHS for several years. I eventually left nursing in 2005 and trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
I have worked with clients who have had a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, phobias, stress, depression, eating disorders, relationship / sexual problems, abuse, (sexual, emotional and physical) low confidence and self esteem.
I am happy to have an informal chat should you wish any further information about myself or the service that I offer.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) (not currently practicing)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP Accredited)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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