Counselling can help if you're feeling overwhelmed or troubled by your thoughts and feelings and struggling to cope with daily life, family life or a personal situation
Experiencing a mental health issue is not a choice, and nobody should be made to feel ashamed or embarrassed about it.
I have supported adults affected by mental health issues since 2006 - my previous roles include Support Time Recovery Worker, Support Worker and Appropriate Adult, and I'm someone you can turn to for genuine understanding and acceptance.
While I have sound knowledge of a range of mental health issues - depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, I will not judge or define you by any diagnosis you may have or the difficulties you are experiencing.
As a person-centred counsellor, I will provide you with a welcoming, safe and trusting space where you can be yourself and explore any of the following:
We will work together at your pace, and in a way that feels helpful for you, including using art and other creative methods in sessions. My role is to help you increase your sense of wellbeing and continue to be the best that you can be.
Couples and family therapy can help everyone cope with the effects of mental health issues
Many people affected by mental health issues do not receive the support they need - even if they ask for it, and I am here for you if you're struggling to cope as partners, immediate family members or friends.
Supportive relationships nurture our mental health and wellbeing, reducing the feelings of loneliness, isolation, being misunderstood and judged, and counselling sessions offer an opportunity to strengthen your relationship and increase your understanding and acceptance of mental health issues.
As a couples and family therapist, I don't take sides or make judgements, or reinforce any feelings of blame or shame, yet I can provide a safe and supportive setting where you can talk openly, listen to one another, and identify and develop ways of relating to one another and coping together.
Many people find counselling a positive, supportive experience that helps everyone cope more effectively.
Contact me to book an introductory session or to ask any questions you may have
If you feel that counselling with me might benefit you, please get in touch to arrange an introductory session. I'm also happy to answer any questions you may have. You can call 07729 193629 or submit the contact form on this website.