Counselling

During counselling, as you talk, together we will explore and come to further understand you, your feelings and your situation. By gaining insight into the inner you, we can enable change and personal growth.

My counselling approach is based on psychodynamic theory, which originated from the work of Sigmund Freud. It concerns how early experiences affect us and how they may be linked to our present concerns. This approach can be helpful for any client who is interested in looking at their past in relation to their current experiences.

Psychodynamic counselling can be relevant whatever the client’s reasons for coming to counselling, or whatever difficulties or trauma they have experienced. It can be helpful for clients who want to understand and change any destructive patterns or relationships. It can also effect change relating to some health-related problems.

Whilst my counselling approach is based on psychodynamic theory, my focus is centred on each individual client and their unique self and experiences.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety Separation anxiety Health anxiety
Depression Feeling sad Postnatal depression
Self-harm Suicidal thoughts Stress
Bereavement Trauma Relationship problems
Loneliness Low self-confidence Low self-esteem
Abuse Emotional abuse Physical abuse
Sexual abuse Bullying Child related issues
ADHD Cancer HIV/AIDS
Pregnancy and birth Miscarriage Abortion
Work-related stress Redundancy Spirituality

Therapies offered: Psychoanalytical & Psychodynamic