My Services

Words like ‘Counselling’ and ‘Therapy’ can be a bit off-putting and daunting at first. Many of my clients are anxious and sometimes even ashamed of seeking help through therapy. The truth is, anyone can benefit from counselling; if you seek to change something in your life or just explore your thoughts and feelings in more depth.

I am not here to judge or tell you what to do. Instead, I aim to create a safe and confidential space for you to talk about what’s bothering you. We can then work together to build (stepping stones) a plan of action tailored to you to resolve your issues or help find ways of coping.

I am experienced working with clients wishing to tackle a wide range of subjects. These include; personal struggles, social pressure, work related problems, mental health and many more issues contributing to a dissatisfying life. Below is some information on some of my specialist areas.

 

Self Esteem relates to how we view ourselves. Some times we can have a poor and negative view of ourselves and feel we aren't good enough. You may see yourself negatively or worry that others are viewing you in a negative light. The root cause of these feelings can vary from person to person- none are invalid. I will work with you to talk through your feelings and look at ways of changing the way you view yourself.

Depression is a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave. It can cause a lack of feeling or numbness and a recurrent negative outlook on life.  You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn't worth living. Depression can come in all shapes and sizes and can fluctuate. I am experienced with dealing with varying types of depression and will help you to find methods to mange your feelings and improve your mood leading to a happier more fulfilling life.

Traumatic past events, such as an accident or being the victim of abuse, may pose a psychological impact on your present day life. In a counselling session, we are able to explore your feelings regarding the incident and look into how these could be resolved or changed.

The close bonds and relationships we have with partners, family and friends, enrich our lives and help to give us a better sense of our place in the world. Unfortunately, when these relationships begin to falter, for both parties involved, our health and happiness can begin to suffer. I work on both an individual and collaborative basis (couples counselling) with clients to target and resolve both evident and underlying issues you are experiencing and help work with both parties towards a resolution. 

When working through therapy, it can often be helpful to talk through your experiences with people who are dealing with a similar issue. While at first it might be a daunting prospect to share yourself with others, group therapy can create a reassuring sense of community, help deepen your understanding of your own struggles and know that you are not alone. I help to facilitate group therapy sessions with clients dealing with similar problems, these can be attended as your sole means of therapy or in addition to individual sessions.

While everyone can suffer from Mental health issues, statistics indicate that men are less likely to seek help for problems they are facing. Society's expectations and traditional gender roles play a part in why men are less likely to discuss or seek help for their mental health problems. Three times as many men than women die from suicide. Additionally, men are far more likely than women to go missing, sleep rough, become dependent on alcohol and use drugs frequently. I want men to feel comfortable and unashamed to seek help and talk about their problems. As a man myself, I can sympathise with some of the issues you face and will work with you to improve your life satisfaction.