Counselling for individuals
A space to sit and talk about your life: what your difficulties are, where you want to be and what might be getting in the way. Our conversations will be reflective, nurturing hope, optimism and possibility.
Counselling is a space for you to bring your concerns, worries, and parts of life that you have been trying to manage or find a way through. Our sessions together can help you make sense of your emotions, experiences, relationships, and the barriers in your life - those you are conscious of and those you are not.
Many of our problems and issues have histories - they are created over time. Exploring the past experiences that have shaped you can help you to gain insight and consider new perspectives to help you find a way forward, in a way that is meaningful to you.
It’s important to remember there are rarely clear-cut answers to life’s dilemmas and counselling is not designed to provide a quick fix. It is a mutual process that requires a commitment from both client and therapist and progress may take time. For many, this is profoundly valuable and can be a worthwhile and life-changing experience.
If you think you might like to work with me, please get in touch.
"People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds."
Counselling for trauma
While trauma touches all of us at some point in our lives, living with unresolved trauma is painful and takes a toll on our sense of self and capacity for resilience. Our core wounds and psychological hurts can change how we view relationships, people, and the world. Bringing a lens of ‘what has happened to you’ and not ‘what is wrong with you’ focuses on a more compassionate, human, and collaborative approach rather than a symptom-driven one.
Trauma presents itself in myriad forms and is often unpredictable, sometimes being triggered decades later by something seemingly unrelated. You might be suffering from anxiety and depression, experiencing flashbacks, intrusive thoughts or symptoms of PTSD. Although your experiences may impact every area of your life, trauma doesn’t have to define you.
We all seek to make sense of our human experience, and together, we will help you move beyond survival into a place of greater wellbeing, stability, and peace. The past is something we can’t change, but what we can change is our present experience, and we can find healing.
I am a trauma informed therapist and work with individuals, charities and first responders.
I am also a trained practitioner of the Rewind Technique.