About you

Are you looking for help with anxiety and depression, low mood or relationship issues? Perhaps you are struggling with addiction or grieving for a loved one. You could be searching for meaning or purpose in life.
This might be your first counselling experience, or you may be looking for extra support with an old problem. Whatever stage you are at, I offer a relational style of counselling that is nurturing, safe and containing. I will provide you with the space and time to explore the issues that bring you here whether you are looking for help with a specific issue or longer-term, exploratory therapy.

Together, we will embark on a process of exploring, paying attention, and processing which will in turn enable you to move towards a more integrated, compassionate and accepting sense of self.

This can be a transformative process, leading to reduced levels of anxiety and depression, increased self-acceptance and confidence and a new sense of identity. But it can also be hard work, so a solid commitment to seeing it through is vital. Research shows that the most important factor to successful counselling is a client’s readiness to start counselling and willingness to engage in the process.

That’s why I will encourage you to come to sessions even when you really don’t feel like it. This is often when the most powerful and useful work takes place. And I invite you to bring all of yourself – even the bits that feel unacceptable. Your frustration, anger and shame are all welcome. I will accept you exactly as you are, always.

So if you feel that you are ready to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in, the chances are that this is the right time for you to take the first step.

 
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