About Counselling and Psychotherapy
I provide a, confidential, non-judgemental space where difficulties can be explored in depth and where it becomes possible to increase self-understanding in order to achieve change. Anyone who is interested in how their life has led them to be who they are, and who is ready to commit themselves to looking at their difficulties honestly will benefit from psychotherapy. Working psychodynamically means we address how the "emotional present" is influenced by early life experiences which may involve deprivation, loss, abuse and family distress. Many difficulties are a way of expressing how early life experiences have left their mark.
A situation may have arisen in your life which has evoked distressing and surprising feelings and/or an inability to cope. This might involve losses such as bereavement, divorce or redundancy; family worries,conflicts and crises; anger issues; anxiety and depression.
I work with whatever is brought into the session: emotional concerns, somatic complaints, blocks to creativity, personal and relationship difficulties, issues concerning loss in all its many forms.
You may seek counselling if you feel that you are not living your life to your full potential. This can take many forms such as underachieving at work or feeling that emotional experiences and commitments lack depth and meaning. You may seek psychotherapy if you feel your life is not entirely real to you.
What are the potential benefits?