How I work will include
Engaging you in a dialogue were you can tell me in your own words, what it is exactly you feel needs to change, and what those changes might look like.
At a pace that's right for you, I will help you develop perspective on your habitual, automatic and unhelpful behaviours. This produces a greater sense of clarity and manageability.
Developing alternative, more skilful coping stratergies, that are more likely to help you in realising the changes that your seeking.
Encouraging you to turn towards difficult experiences, people and situations with acceptance, compassion and hope. Acceptance does not mean becoming a door mat or accepting abuse. Self compassion is a great antidote to guilt, anger and shame. Compassion for others, even our enemies, produces release from mental poverty cycles of feeling hard-done-by and the need for revenge.
Developing skillful reflection around the conditioning you experienced in the past is likely in the counselling process. This is helpful in Identifying historical emotional wounds, and how they may be unconsciously replayed, causing problematic relations in the present.
AREAS I SPECIALISE IN INCLUDE
Couples in conflict and betrayals. Depression. Anxiety disorders. Low moods. Anger and rage. Loneliness. Cultural issues. Survivors of sexual abuse. Employment issues. Self harm. Bereavement and loss. Sexual identity. Shame and guilt. LGBTQ issues. Addiction cycles, HIV, living with physical pain and more....
The counselling service I provide is available to adults and young persons, individuals and couples from any background.
( All disclosures are confidential and subject to acceptions which are explained in the initial assessment session. All data is kept in accordance with GDPR regulation)
My clients inform me I have significant awareness of cultural diversity and ethnicity.