Anxiety? Depression? Relationship's? Life changes? Stress? to name but a few.
Life changes can trigger many difficult issues. Examples include, changing job, relationship issues, loss, revelations .... at such times it can help to talk things through in a safe confidential space.
I offer a space where I will listen, working collaboratively, with you to explore your deepest thoughts and feelings. Talking it through can help to overcome and change unhelpful and negative thoughts and behaviours. In the process you can start to reassess and to unravel whatever is troubling you, so enabling you to find alternative ways of dealing with it.
Having been integrative trained, I can draw on a range of therapies including CBT, Psychodynamic and a few others as well as clinical hypnotherapy, which tends to work well with anxiety especially. My experience as a psychotherapist has taught me that one approach does not suit everyone and that it's my job to gauge which one to use.
I work a lot with clients presenting with anxiety - in it's many forms. This may be pervasive feelings of generalised anxiety or anxiety around particular experiences - social anxiety, for instance. I have found that a combination of exploring the history and possible causes of the anxiety, coupled with some CBT and occasional clinical hypnosis, changing those habitual patterns, can be extremely effective in promoting growth and positive change.
If you are feeling anxious, angry, depressed or having difficulties in your relationship? If right now life's events seem overwhelming, having a place to be heard, supported and understood may help. Or perhaps you're unable to put your finger on what is wrong but just feel that something is, then you may find delving into therapy can help to make sense of an issue.
I provide confidential, non-judgmental therapy in a non-discriminatory practice for both individuals and couples. I deliver it in a relational style. For therapy to be a success, I believe a good therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is essential, which requires commitment from both client(s) and therapist.
Having worked with many different individuals and couples, I have experience with issues including abuse, anger, addiction, anxiety depression, bereavement, eating disorders, identity issues, relationship issues, low self-esteem and low self-confidence, to name but a few.
The first step to gaining your autonomy back is to admit you may require a little help, why not try.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm CPCAB qualified, (Counselling and Psychotherapy central awarding body) I'm also a professional clinical hypnotherapist, specialising in self-esteem and anxiety issues. Also a member of the BACP, British association for Counselling and Psychotherapy ( the FIFA of the counselling world!) GHR, general hypnotic register ( like FIFA) and FHT, federation of holistic therapy.
A certified REWIND practitioner, specialising in PTSD and trauma.
The list goes on as I continue to maintain my knowledge in CPD training and course's.
My knowledge is relayed to my clients in whatever way it helps.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £60 for 50 minutes
Some concession places are available upon request.
(Students, unemployed, elderly)
I know, from experience, that calling a therapist can be daunting and embarrassing, possibly, but ask yourself this, 'If I don't try to change, anyway I can, how can aid and let it change happen'.
We go to gym to benefit our bodies and health, a therapist, is the like a personal trainer for the mind.
Call me with any questions you may have. I offer a free 10 minute consultation and I will tell you, honestly, if I can help you.