Only you have the answers...
but maybe I can help you find them
I bring warmth, creativity, empathy, calm and openness to the work that I do, providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to get to know and appreciate you as an individual.
To speak openly and honestly in complete confidence with a skilled listener is a truly liberating experience.
I will listen and learn about what concerns you and during this process we will explore together the problems that are affecting your life.
It is a unique opportunity to bring awareness and clarity to what is happening in your life,
to understand negative patterns and beliefs, and to discover true thoughts and feelings. In seeing yourself from a clearer perspective, different options become available that enrich your life, giving a sense of purpose, meaning and fulfilment.
You don't have to be defined by your past, therapy can set you free from the experiences that have shaped your beliefs and behaviours.
Counselling or psychotherapy?
Sometimes the terms counselling and psychotherapy are used interchangeably, but there are important differences between the two.
Counselling is usually a more short term structured approach, involving a fixed number of sessions, focussing on current issues or problems that are affecting day to day life. It can be a useful way to identify personal strengths and resources as well strategies leading to beneficial changes.
Psychotherapy is longer term and has a different pace and process to allow a deeper exploration of the past and how these are contributing to present day problems.
It is a journey of self discovery to help understand the origins of your pain and what lies behind them as well as recognising your inner qualities and innate wisdom. By understanding and attending to the roots of emotional distress and trauma, the narrative can change, bringing healing and growth.
"It only takes a reminder to breathe,
a moment to be still,
and just like that,
something in me settles, softens,
makes space for imperfection.
The harsh voice of judgement
drops to a whisper
and I remember again
that life isn’t a relay race;
that we will all cross the finish line;
that waking up to life
is what we were born for.
As many times as I forget,
catch myself charging forward
without even knowing where I’m going,
that many times I can make the choice
to stop, to breathe, and be.
And walk slowly into the mystery.”