AS A QUALIFIED Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), on the professional standards authority register. (Registration No: 382183) (MBACP) and hold a Certificate of Proficiency awarded. I can assure you that I must adhere to and work within an ethical code of conduct and follow the specific guidelines of the organisation. This simply means that I value each of my clients as an individual. This also means that I take into account diversity, equality and inclusion whilst upholding the highest level of confidentiality and privacy of all my clients. I work one to one on a short or long-term basis on a range of different issues. I have experience in many different fields; specialising in abuse-related concern and trauma. My way of working is not limited to the specialities listed below:
The important thing to remember is that there are many different causes of trauma. It’s not the circumstance or event that signals trauma, but what your emotional experience was of the event. Not everyone will react to the same event in the same way; simply meaning there is no right or wrong way of how one must respond to trauma. However, talking through your fears, thoughts, feelings and emotions in a safe environment allows you to work through those hard feelings, to start your new path of true healing.
LOW SELF ESTEEM/LOW WORTH
Your self-esteem and self-worth play a huge part in dictating how you live your life, the decisions you make, and how you view others. You can have negative or positive self-esteem/worth, but self-esteem/worth is a fluid notion, that fluctuates between the two points. Counselling can often help those suffering from low self-esteem or low worth to help develop a sense of self to ensure a more fulfilling life.
ABUSE RELATED CONCERNS
There are many different types of abuse. While the more commonly known forms include physical and emotional abuse or any behaviour towards someone that causes deliberate harm or upset can be considered abuse. Abusive behaviour can have a significant impact on our mental health and well-being - not only at the time of the abuse, but there can be lasting effects throughout a person’s life. Which can cause us later along in our life to have to deal with unresolved issues and trauma which can feel uncomfortable and be easily triggered. However, having a safe space to unravel and explore can help you to move forward in life.
Unlike the occasional bout of feeling sad, depression, stress, anxiety affects your daily life, making it hard for you to find enjoyment in day-to-day activities. Some days you may find it impossible to get out of bed, while other days you may feel more able to go about your normal daily tasks. Living with depression, stress, anxiety can be incredibly difficult, for both those suffering and those around them. But it important to remember that depression affects 1 in 3 people. Going to counselling for depression allows you to focus on your current thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and explore how those things are affecting your life currently.
Relationships are a very meaningful part of our lives and can bring us a great deal of happiness and fulfilment. But a breakdown of a relationship can cause us distress and anxiety. Strong connections with our loved ones, friends and work colleagues allow us to be at our healthiest and most productive, and for many, these relationships offer an important source of advice, guidance, love and support. Whatever the relationship issue, there is help available. Being able to talk about your concerns and your needs whilst exploring what you want from your relationships enables you to move forward and make positive changes in your life.
LONELINESS AND ISOLATION
It’s common to mistake being alone as feeling lonely. But choosing to be alone is a positive thing. It’s a conscious decision that can be restorative, re-energising and calming. The feeling of loneliness isn’t a choice. It comes from a feeling of being disconnected from others. If you’re feeling lonely, by speaking to a counsellor can help. It can help you feel connected with someone and supported. By talking to a professional counsellor, you can experience validation, that it’s OK to feel this way!
*this is not an exhaustive list and I am happy to discuss your individual needs*
HOW WE BEGIN
Book a free 20-minute consultation via email. I will listen to your concerns. No problem is unimportant!
Or, if you feel that you would like to go straight ahead and book your first initial 50 minutes counselling session book via the book online page. We will look at what brought you to counselling, your expectations of counselling and how best to proceed in addressing your concerns/difficulties that you have.
If you prefer you can call me on 0790 7312 574 or WhatsApp me. If I don’t pick up due to me being with another client, please leave a voicemail or text message and will I get back to you within 24 hours.