EXPERIENCE CHANGE THROUGH COUNSELLING
Your Local Psychotherapist - Here to Guide You
HELLO AND WELCOME!
You've taken the most important first step to find some help.
We all encounter ups and downs in our lives, and most of the time we are able to overcome them, and sometimes we may need a helping hand. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by emotions that are difficult to comprehend, gaining a deeper insight through exploration may help in managing those feelings. My job is to offer a safe and non-judgemental space to delve into what is going on for you.
I can help with general feelings of anxiety, depression, bereavement, or if you’re not quite sure what exactly you are feeling, yet there is a sense that you could be feeling better than you do. I work with people that have experience and are affected by past trauma, imposter syndrome, self-esteem issues, and a sense of being stuck in their lives.
I aspire to work in a culturally inclusive way. To do so, I allow space for a discussion of your socio-political background. This opens up a conversation about how your cultural background may have shaped some of your life’s experiences. Understanding how these have affected you along the way may be surprising and empowering all at the same time, and I am interested in hearing your story! Do get in touch – I look forward to hearing from you!
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
Carl R. Rogers
A BIT ABOUT MY APPROACH
My approach to therapy is grounded within the dialogue between the psychodynamic and person-centred theories. The psychodynamic theory emphasises the importance of our past and how we are shaped by our personal histories from the beginnings of life right through to the present day. On the other hand, the focus of the person-centred theory is on helping you to reach your full potential through the experience of an authentic and accepting therapeutic relationship with your counsellor in the here and now. Counselling and psychotherapy can help with gaining a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes and find your own solutions to problems.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:
BREATHING SPACE: 0800 83 85 87
SAMARITANS: 116 123
NHS 24 (Scotland): 111