What can therapy do for you?
You might be looking for counselling because you're struggling, feel like you've already tried everything else, or because it's been recommended to you. You might be in crisis, or you might be experiencing a prolonged period of unhappiness or anxiety leading you to worry you just don't know how to feel better. Either way you're in the right place, because counselling can help.
Counselling is empowering - it puts the control for your life firmly back in your hands in a supported way. It can help you to feel unstuck, and feel confident that you can face anything life throws at you in a healthy way that doesn't leave you regretting your actions or feeling the need to run for the hills.
I can help you to build a life that you enjoy living.
If you've never had therapy before then the idea of speaking to a stranger about the things you find hardest can be overwhelming, but once you've taken that first step the benefits can be enormous.
There are lots of different kinds of counselling, and I specialise in adapting the way I work to best suit you (known as 'Integrative' counselling & psychotherapy). No matter how we work together you will always be in control to say as much or as little as you feel comfortable with. You have the answers, I'm just here to help you to find them.
Whether you have a specific issue you'd like counselling to help you with, or a more general feeling of things not being quite right I'd be happy to hear from you.
Types of therapy I offer
Therapy comes in many forms, but the one that people most often think of is talk therapy.
By discussing your thoughts and feelings, your past and your future we can help you to find the path that works best for you, and leads you to your most fulfilled life.
EMDR was initially developed to work with trauma but it actually helps with any kind of stuck thoughts or memories which can lead you to be unexpectedly triggered in your day to day life.
If you find that you just can't move on from something that's happened in your past then EMDR might be able to help.
Sand tray therapy
Sometimes we can get very stuck in our thoughts when actually it's our feelings that are causing the most distress.
Sand tray therapy can help you to bypass your logical mind and find creative solutions to your issues by letting you see things differently.