“ The wound is the place where the light enters you" Rumi
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Supervision
I believe that we can all heal and thrive under the right conditions.
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist providing short- and long-term therapy to adults. I am currently working online. I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist for 30 years.
I aim to bring those I work with closer to the centre of the circle of their own lives. Like the rings within a tree, we are that inner central ring that can be damaged or misshapen by trauma and loss.
I seek to discover a more profound knowledge of that inner self so that we can heal and recover. I offer my depth of seeing and listening into that central ring where depression, anxiety, fear and loss are often experienced alone.
There are times when events, relationships, or traumas can acutely affect you, where you know deep down there is discomfort and a disconnect between the world and those around you.
This disconnect can affect work, relationships and how you feel about yourself. As a result, you might want to make changes but are unsure how to make those changes.
It would help if you had a place of retreat, someone to share your feelings and thoughts with in a supportive space. Here you can begin to explore what is troubling you or your relationships, and together we can start to find that centre within and recover and heal.
As from August 2022 I am not taking on new clients but will see clients I have previously seen. I am taking on new clients for Single Session Therapy, see the page on this website for further information. I also have some availability for clinical supervision. I currently only work online.
Making the decision to see a counsellor is a big step to take - but it can be a positive one. Please read on to find out more about how I could help you.
The main aim of individual therapy is to increase understanding of our thoughts and behaviour patterns to help improve function and well-being. As a result, you can learn how to manage stress, interpersonal difficulties and troubling situations effectively. As a result, you may develop abilities to make healthy decisions, set goals and become more self-aware.
You may feel sad, irritable or empty. You may feel a loss of pleasure in activities you used to enjoy. You may find concentration difficult and feel guilty and hopeless. You may have trouble sleeping and feel tired and lacking in energy.
You may have persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. You may have sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes and become a panic attack. You may avoid places or situations to prevent these feelings
Single Session Therapy
Single-session therapy adopts a one-session-at-a-time approach to treatment. Each session is considered one self-contained therapy session with a beginning, middle, and end. See the page for Single Session Therapy for further information on how it works.
Therapy for Therapists and Counsellors
I offer support and therapy for therapists and counsellors.
Trauma is often the result of a very stressful event or series of events that may shatter our sense of security. The trauma can leave us feeling helpless and vulnerable. Difficult experiences can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused and afraid.
The body holds the memory of trauma, and the brain may adapt to watch out for future dangers. It is possible to develop illness and tensions or find breathing difficult as the body accommodates that trauma memory. You may have found ways of surviving, which might include depression or anxiety, addiction, phobias or relationship issues
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
Supervision will help you develop your clinical practice, manage the emotional demands of the work, and navigate the often deep waters of transference and countertransference.
a gently challenging, positive space to explore the issues arising from your work.
a space within which you can reflect openly on the process and meaning of your clinical work.
a collaborative learning environment that will support you to make use of your knowledge and strengths,
attend to areas in which you might usefully develop your practice and thinking.
help grow your professional confidence, broaden your skillset, and ensure you have the support to do this vital work.
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