Because you matter
You may feel:
like you have no one to talk to about how you are feeling.
‘stuck’ and are not sure of how to resolve this on your own.
have a lack of direction
experiencing panic attacks
having nightmares and/or flashbacks
These feelings may leave you struggling with:
work life balance
Causes of these may be:
PTSD or trauma
You might like some help to:
work through feelings and make sense of them
understand your past experiences
change patterns of behaviours
focus on you
bring about positive changes for you
Perhaps you’d like to feel
I will work alongside you to make sense of:
your past and present
any difficulties that are stopping you from moving forward
what you bring to therapy
I specialise in helping people to become more self-aware, confident, and self-empowered.
This journey will help you to understand yourself, so you can control ‘you’ and make the right choices for ‘you’, which will increase your self-worth and trust in yourself and others.
I working creatively using various creative techniques to benefit you. The therapy will be planned around your needs and how you work best. I will bring creative techniques into sessions (this doesn’t mean you have to be creative), where they will benefit you. Using creative techniques can be really helpful when you can't find the word to express how you feel, or you may not want to talk in a session, so we can use creative work to communicate. We will discuss this way of working as move forward to ensure you are comfortable with it. If this is something that you are not keen on doing, I also work without creative techniques if this suits you better.
I offer a private, quiet, safe space for you to work at your own pace and be able to talk openly; showing warmth, empathy, and having a sense of humour, I like to think that you will feel relaxed and able to be just you. You will be heard, accepted, understood and not judged.
Working on your journey together
The counselling relationship is highly important in the therapeutic journey. We will work together in a safe, confidential environment where we will build a trusting relationship for you to feel comfortable to talk. We will work at your pace to explore and understand your feelings until you feel ready to continue your journey on your own.
You are unique, your therapy plan is solely yours. We will identify the main things that you are struggling with the most and work collaboratively to plan the best therapy route for you, you can choose your goals to work towards (which you may not be aware of at the beginning of counselling, we can work on this); this/these can be changed at any point. We will work with your past and the present to help you understand more about yourself and your feelings. By working through some of the past helps you to move forward with a new understanding of why you are like you are, a new self-awareness. This doesn't mean you relive traumatic events, we will work around these. By becoming more self-aware, you become to realise you can make choices and control situations as you wish. This is when you will feel more empowered which will help you have a happier positive life.
We will work weekly or fortnightly; face to face or online which can be short term or long term.
‘Life is a journey, not a destination.’
Ralph Waldo Emerson