Do you feel you should be able to sort out your own problem? You're not alone. Many people feel they have failed some way in seeking therapy. But successful people don't fear therapy, they embrace it…. Psychotherapy is a tool that creates success. Smart people use it.
Evidence shows that 80% of clients are better off after therapy (Therapy Today Nov 2014)
Modern life is busy and stressful. Often we tell ourselves to just get on with it or 'suck it up' or 'it is what it is'. Stamping down your emotions and not working through your psychological issues – especially serious pain or abuse in the past – can culminate in a host of problems.
Our life rarely goes the way we plan it - it can deal painful blows that are unfair, unavoidable and sometimes crippling. All of us struggle at one time or another with experiences of stress, anxiety, bereavement, anger, illness, depression. The good news is that even if our life isn't like we would want, we can still work to create a fulfilling life with meaning and hope. I will take as few sessions as possible to help you understand your current problem or unhappiness. I can help you think about your problems in a new way and offer you a range of techniques to reduce your emotional suffering.
You will be made to feel welcome and respected. I will be warm and have a genuine interest in getting to know you. I will take you seriously, and respond sensitively.
If you are currently in crisis, self-harming or feeling suicidal and need help right now, then please see immediate sources of support here.
Areas I work with:
Infidelity & affairs
Miscarriage / stillbirth
On with your life
Together we'll clearly work out where you are right now in your life and where you'd like to be. We'll get you back in the driving seat of your life, and untangle ways of thinking and behaving that may be bogging you down and holding you back. You may wish to try one session of counselling and then make your mind up - and if so, I would love to hear from you.