People often come to therapy when they are experiencing significant difficulties, while others may choose to use the space to reflect on life or explore specific concerns that may less urgent in nature, but perhaps difficult to explore in normal conversation with friends or family. I am able to work with people experiencing a wide range of issues from mild-moderate anxiety and depression right through to more severe and longstanding difficulties relating to complex trauma such as childhood abuse, as well as people facing changes such as losing a loved one, divorce and relationship difficulties, and other life events and transitions. Please get in touch to discuss your needs and find out more.
- Trauma including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) resulting from single events such as a road traffic accident or injury, through to complex PTSD which can occur as the result of multiple and severe traumas, usually starting in childhood
- Relational trauma in the past or present
- Emotional abuse and neglect, including experiences of this that have occurred in childhood
- Adaptation to loss, including loss of function following illness and injury
- Grief and adapting to life following the loss of a loved one
- Anxiety including phobias, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), agoraphobia
- Excessive worry and negative preoccupation with the future
- Depression from mild single episodes through to recurrent or persistent long term depression
- Self-harm and suicidal urges
- Difficulties managing intense emotions
- Relationship difficulties such as divorce, lack of connection or emotional fulfilment
- Insomnia and sleep issues
- Young people and adults diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASCs)
- Life transitions such as divorce, moving home or school, retirement, and so on
- Pre- and post-natal depression and anxiety in both men and women (my doctoral thesis was an exploration of fathers’ postnatal mental well-being and coping)
- Bullying – both victims and perpetrators
If the difficulties you are experiencing are not outlined above, don’t worry. It’s impossible to list everything – please get in touch to discuss your specific concerns and we can decide if it would be helpful to work together.
I usually work with individuals in one-to-one therapy, but with younger people, family work is often very helpful. This can take many different forms and we can explore your needs further at assessment, and create a plan that will support you in bringing about about meaningful change.
It may be that local NHS services can offer you more appropriate support. This can be the case if the difficulties you are experiencing are particularly complex or more safely managed by a team. If this is my opinion then I will discuss this with you and support you in accessing this help if needed. I am able to link with local NHS services on occasion, but this requires careful planning and open communication between your NHS support team and myself.
If I think that another professional would be better suited to working with you, I will discuss my thinking with you and make appropriate recommendations.
Please get in touch with any questions or to make an appointment.