Counselling can help you find relief from depression, anxiety and other mental health issues
Anyone of us can experience mental health issues, and nobody should be made to feel ashamed or embarrassed about it.
I have supported adults affected by mental health issues for 12 years, and my previous roles include Appropriate Adult, Support Worker and Support Time Recovery Worker.
I have received training in various mental health issues, have knowledge of different medications and sectioning under the Mental Health Act. I have also received training in art therapy.
I am someone you can turn to if you're affected by depression, bipolar disorder, low mood, anxiety, perinatal or postnatal depression or anxiety or concerns about either, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia or borderline personality disorder.
I offer a space that is free of judgement, criticism, any outside pressures or expectations, and I will not define you by any diagnosis you may have.
I am interested in getting to know you, hearing and understanding how things are for you, and nurturing the person you are or would like to be.
I do not regard counselling as a 'treatment' for mental health issues, yet I do believe that it's an effective form of support if you're struggling in some way - perhaps with self-esteem, relationships, communicating your needs or dealing with your feelings.
I can help you work through any of the above, and life events that may have triggered your mental health issues or are impacting upon your mental health, such as bereavement, bullying, abuse, domestic abuse or divorce.
Couple and family sessions
Mental health issues can unintentionally put a strain on relationships, and if you're caring for a family member or partner with mental health issues, you're at a higher risk of developing one yourself.
You may find your loved one's behaviour difficult to understand and cope with and feel unsure how to help. You may feel like you're walking on eggshells, and that your own needs or the needs of others are put on hold.
My role is to help you communicate with, hear and understand each other, and increase the support for yourself and one another.
Many people find counselling a positive, supportive experience that helps the whole family cope more effectively.
Contact me to book an introductory session or ask questions
As a private counsellor, I can usually see you within a week for an introductory session, and then weekly or fortnightly after that. If finances are a concern for you concessions are available, and you can speak to me about this.
If you would like to book an introductory session, or ask questions before taking that step, please call 07729 193629, email [email protected] or complete and submit the contact me on this website.