What brings people to psychotherapy?
I work with adults from many different backgrounds and experiencing a wide range of challenges and difficulties. I work mainly on a one-to-one, face-to-face basis (with remote working). I have a particular interest in helping people who are experiencing issues with:
Coping with the demands of modern lifestyles, developing emotional resilience.
Confusing, unhelpful and destructive, negative thinking patterns. Feeling anxious, frightened or panic.
Feeling low, emotionally exhausted, broken and unable to cope. A general sense of dissatisfaction with life.
Loss and grief
Bereavement, mourning, relationship loss, redundancy.
Communication problems, repeating negative patterns of behaviour, difficulties in sustaining a healthy, satisfying relationship, dealing with loss and loneliness, separation and divorce, family issues.
Low sense of self-worth, self-sabotage, repeating, self-limiting behaviours.
Lack of confidence
Always pleasing others, feeling overlooked, difficulties in asserting yourself.
Leaving home or children leaving home, ‘quarter and mid-life crisis’, new relationship, career change, retirement, ageing.
Personal identity and life purpose
Confusion or doubts about personal identity and life purpose.
Mental Health at Work: Stress and burnout, difficult interpersonal relationships, dealing with office politics, bullying and harassment, work-life balance, career development.
Developing emotional intelligence; managing yourself and others effectively and thriving in a stressful environment. Releasing unrealised potential.