I have worked with people experiencing a wide range of emotional and relational challenges including anxiety, depression, relationships, couples therapy and identity.
I have experience of working with private clients at my own home and online, as well as in the NHS.
I have a Professional Doctorate in Psychotherapy and Counselling, MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction) and a Diploma in Supervision. My doctoral research is about anxiety, fear and identity.
In addition to counselling, I provide supervision support to other counsellors. I am also a counselling tutor and lecturer.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Specialising in Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Couples Therapy and Identity
Anxiety is a natural response when we face uncertain situations with a perceived threat, creating a feeling of unease, worry or fear. Anxiety can heighten our senses and change our behaviour. However, anxiety can become a problem when it dominates our thoughts and feelings, stopping us from doing things.
Depression is a feeling of sadness and is often associated with a loss of interest in doing things that you enjoy. You may experience a change in your diet, sleep patterns, energy levels, and physical activity. Depression is experienced with low mood, feeling guilty, low self-esteem, and difficulty thinking or concentrating.
A key part of our lives are the relationships that we have with others, bringing with them happiness, love and support. However, maintaining healthy relationships can be challenging as they need our full care and attention, and can lead to disappointment when they break down and fail to meet our expectations.
While romantic relationships bring us joy, they can also be hard work as problems and difficulties arise. Many problems can be resolved without the need for any support, however, occasionally when difficulties persist or feel overwhelming working with a therapist may be the best approach to rebuild or assess the relationship.
Who you are makes you unique, it’s how you define yourself and is an important part of how you feel about yourself. Developing an identity is part of how we develop and grown, and changes as we get older. However, problems can arise if the values and beliefs we hold do not match who you really are which can lead to discomfort, confusion, or possibly loneliness.