I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor, registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have worked with clients who have experienced anxiety, depression, abuse, relationship difficulties and divorce, bereavement, enforced childlessness, ill health, low self-esteem and low self-confidence, and other situations which create a barrier to living life in a way that feels true for the individual involved.
Sometimes it is hard to know where to turn when life seems overwhelming. It can be hard to allow yourself the space and time to process how you are feeling and to develop an understanding and acceptance of yourself. I am here to listen and support you, and to work with you in a confidential, calm, and non-judgmental way. I feel that the relationship between counsellor and client is key and that you should feel comfortable to discuss whatever is on your mind.
Working together we will explore your current circumstances but may also look back at your earlier life. This can be fruitful in helping you to get to know yourself. For example, ways of relating to others can sometimes be linked to previous experiences and relationships. This knowledge can lead to new perspectives and different ways of relating that feel more authentic or appropriate to who you are now.
My background is in education, and I have experience working with people with neurodiversity, particularly around diagnosis. I am experienced in supporting adults and young people with making sense of their life experiences and with working out what feels right for them.
I understand that making the decision to have counselling can be difficult, so am happy to talk to you over the phone or via email to help you decide whether you would like to make an initial appointment.