THE WAY I WORK
My main goal is to steer you to explore and question your life in ways that you most probably have never done before, and in doing so, together we will enable you to realise the ultimate understanding of who you are and how you fit in this world.
Being able to “tell your story” is an important aspect of personal development. Part of the solution (or problem) is in finding out what that story is for you and how you may relate it. It may also be to discover the right sorts of people with whom we can be open enough to seek out and explore this story.
Rather than solely focusing on symptoms, I work to facilitate the self-actualising narratives that generate awareness of your own individual story and to help find a more plausible way to integrate this back into your life.
I CAN HELP WITH
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Career / Work Crisis
Illness Diagnosis Breakdown
Intimate Relationship Issues
PTSD (Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder)
This is a sample of my specialisations. Once we discuss your story and I feel that I can not add, I will help or signpost a counsellor for you. It is about you and getting you on a better path.
DEPRESSION & ANXIETY
Depression and anxiety can overpoweringly affect all areas of our lives. Sufferers often feel isolated and alone. Counselling will provide a safe space to think, breathe, and feel.
As a therapist, I will help you to connect and explore the possible causes and triggers of your depression and anxiety, whether by employment, relationships or past experiences.
I will work with you to develop effective coping strategies.
Trauma is the physical, emotional and psychological response to an experience of high levels of fear or stress, without having the option to escape or mobilise (move away). It is a stress response that remains frozen in time within the person.
If you are experiencing trauma or similar symptoms, it is important to recognise that this is a coping mechanism for your brain. The mind is an amazing apparatus and counselling is a further valuable tool to unravel the trauma.
Neurodiverse minds process information differently. Their divergent, lateral thinking often confuses others. Self-awareness as to how the brain operates helps individuals seeking therapy to understand who they are.
I provide specific counselling for dyslexia. Dyslexia impacts all individuals differently, there is no box standard version of dyslexia. Many individuals are often unaware that it is the dyslexia impacting on their day to life. Finding a way to cope more effectively can be so ground-breaking in recovery of what may have been disguised as low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
Taking time to talk through and reflect on how dyslexia has shaped experience of communication, learning and relationships in life can also provide an opportunity to consider strategies for approaching things that are difficult whilst also harnessing skills and strengths.
I also provide specific for Dyspraxia. Development Coordination Disorder (DCD) or Dyspraxia is a disorder which affects adults and children. Dyspraxia affects physical co-ordination which can appear as clumsiness. Children and adults with Dyspraxia can suffer with low self-esteem, bullying, loneliness, anxiety and depression.
Again, often a hidden disability, which not only hidden from the individual but society at large.
Counselling can be highly beneficial to those with Dyspraxia and their supporting families. Talking to a qualified counsellor about the difficulties that occur with Dyspraxia can help the patient come to terms with current and past experiences. counselling can help the clients develop coping strategies and increase confidence, allowing for a more fulfilled lifestyle.
Young people are often in a very different mental space than adults due to their physiological and cultural specifics.
I firmly believe that understanding the client is the key to good therapy. As a child grows into adolescence, a huge amount of change occurs. Therapy can be beneficial for young people as It gives them the opportunity and space to explore their feelings with an adult who is not their parent or carer.
This may mean more freedom and openness for most young people.