I imagine if you are reading my website you are thinking about therapy and what benefits it might bring to you life.
You may have experienced a traumatic event like a divorce, bereavement, redundancy, illness or abuse. You may feel the need to talk through how this has impacted on you and find a way through this difficult time.
You might have noticed you have patterns of behaviours which are holding you back in your life and causing you anxiety. Being able to challenge these and find new ways of working with them, can set you on a new track in your life.
You might feel depressed, anxious or have a feeling that things are just not right. Working in therapy to explore the roots of these feelings and find long term solutions might help you learn to manage your condition better and find real hope.
You might have come to a time in your life where you are searching for meaning in life and you want to explore yourself and your potential. Bringing ideas and plans for your future to an open minded session can help give you the confidence to make the changes you want.
I get asked all the time how long it takes to feel results and it really does vary. You should feel some relief immediately in sharing what has been worrying you but it can take longer to see long term changes in behaviours and thought patterns that are deeply entrenched. I always review regularly with clients to see how they feel they are progressing and we decide together how long you need to stay in therapy.
If you want to explore therapy then please give me a call and we can talk about what you want to get out of it and ask any questions you may have.
What I can offer you
Entering therapy for the first time can be very nerve wracking and knowing a little bit about how your therapist works and what might happen during a session might put your mind at rest.
Firstly you can expect absolute respect and sensitivity towards whatever you want to talk about, in complete confidence.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, this means that I make my way of working sensitive to the needs of all my clients and I am not fixed by any one theory or method, I will use whatever works best for you. Our work together will be a gentle journey of discovery and revelation, completely unique to you.
As a highly experienced Psychotherapist, I trained over 7 years to use many techniques and methods, including compassion focused therapy, practical mindfulness techniques and guided visualisations. I always work through these in session to make sure you are comfortable using them at home as well.
Psychotherapists train for longer and in more depth than Counsellors, we provide a very secure, experienced place to explore even the most complex issues. We have all taken part in our own therapy over many years, so we understand what it is like to truly explore yourself and face those challenges. We have very robust training, supervision and CPD requirements, overseen by the UKCP, the accrediting body for Psychotherapists.
Alongside talking therapy I specialise in using Eco-therapy through ‘Walk and Talk’ therapy and nature exploration. This outdoor therapy is a great way to help you relax and open up, whilst enjoying your surroundings. The movement of the body can help to process emotions and the side by side position can take the pressure off face to face talking. Great if you are an outdoors person and hate sitting still!
I am experienced in working with many issues, but I specialise in working with:
- Generalised anxiety & panic attacks
- Loss or change of a job, relationship or loved one
- Depression, loss of meaning or purpose in life
- Discovering or going deeper into your spiritual path
- Mentoring and support for younger people with mental health challenges
- Wanting to make a change in your life and needing support to do so
- Life with long term illnesses such as cancer
If your concern is not on this list please don’t worry,
The thought that life could be better, is woven indelibly in to our hearts and our brains – Paul Simon