In my practice, I work with individuals and couples, offering clinical counselling and psychotherapy support with a wide range of problems. My previous experience has included working with charities and organisations providing therapeutic support and services for people in crisis and with mental health issues. In addition to this, I have experience within psychiatric settings and working with diagnosis, such as PTSD, personality disorders and so on.
The sorts of things people may bring to counselling include, but is not limited to:
- Current relationships at home or at work
- Difficulties living as an Expat
- Family and relationship issues
- Family estrangement
- Conflict, anger and conflict resolution
- Difficulties from childhood e.g. adversity, abandonment
- Critical and punishing parents
- Burnout and collapse of a professional function
- Work-related difficulties
- Dealing with change
- Life-stage events
- Abuse and trauma (PTSD)
- Panic attacks
- Chronic illness
- Bereavement and loss
- Eating difficulties
- Identity issues e.g. culture, ethnicity, sexuality
- Self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness
- Mental health difficulties
All of these reasons, and more, may bring a person to therapy. However, you do not have to be in crisis or on the verge of one, before choosing to seek counselling and psychotherapy. It may be that you would like support dealing with a life change, or are in need of support with a relationship difficulty, or have a specific event or problem you are facing that you would like to talk through with someone who is removed from your personal circumstances.
As an expat myself, I have experience in working with English-speaking expats and people living abroad and the particular difficulties this can introduce. I also have experience in working with people affected by abuse and trauma, such as PTSD, eating disorders and complex family relationships, such as family estrangement and conflict.