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There are so many therapists to choose from, so where do you begin? The quality of the relationship between you and your therapist is the cornerstone of successful therapy. My focus at the outset is to understand what may be causing difficulty for you and to see if I might be somebody who you can relate to. This is important in building trust between us.

I am experienced in helping clients with difficulties and challenging situations. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety & Depression – Most of us experience anxiety and depression at times in our lives. The challenges of life can become overwhelming and leave us feeling low or stuck. A lack of direction and feelings of emptiness can be difficult to cope with. Life may seem meaningless. Counselling can help you make sense of what you are going through and help you live more purposefully.
  • Bereavement
  • Couples Therapy
  • Eating disorders
  • Loss and redundancy
  • Low self-esteem
  • Passive aggressive behaviour & Passivity
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Relationship issues – Relationships are an important part of our lives. Difficulties with intimacy or commitment, questions about desire or sexual problems can stand in the way of a satisfying relationship. Past relationships sometimes impact on our present ones. Creating romantic relationships or friendships may feel like an impossible step. Counselling will help you explore and understand how you relate to others and can facilitate your work towards more fulfilling relationships.
  • Sexuality – Whether you have concerns, issues or questions in relation to your gender or your sexuality, counselling is a safe and non-judgemental space where you can explore these dimensions of your life.
  • Stress and Depression
  • Trauma

 

The types of psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling that I offer are:

  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • A Mindfulness approach
  • Relational Transactional Analysis

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In the first session, we will look at your reasons for seeking therapy and what you would like to achieve in our work.   We will also discuss any questions and concerns you may have about the psychotherapeutic process. The first session is an opportunity for both of us to get to know each other and decide whether we would like to work together.

The following sessions take the form of a conversation. They are a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space where you are free to speak about whatever you wish. My role, as a therapist, is to help you explore and manage whatever you are going through.

I offer both time limited (6-12 sessions) and longer open-ended therapy. Depending on your needs we will discuss which option is best for you and co-create our working contract and treatment direction together.