Reaching the decision to seek support can be a difficult journey. People are often recommended, or consider counselling and psychotherapy as an option, but are unsure what to expect from the process and how it can be of help.
There are times when life can be a struggle and most people at some point will need some support to work things out and find a way forward when they are feeling stuck. Talking to a professional psychological therapist and counsellor who understands your experiences can help you to untangle difficult thoughts and emotions.
There are a variety of different reasons people choose to attend counselling and psychotherapy. Sometimes emotional issues or life events can preoccupy us or leave us feeling anxious, confused, angry or depressed. Perhaps you are experiencing difficulties and distress in everyday life, or it may be there are more general and underlying feelings of unhappiness or dissatisfaction with life. Maybe you are living overseas with little support available and this is putting a strain on your family and relationships. How people are affected and are able to cope with these experiences is different for everyone. Some feel isolated with their problems, even with supportive friends and family around. It can be difficult to explain why you are feeling the way you do and for others to understand your experience. It can be easier to talk about personal issues with a someone who is independent of friends and family, or it may be a difficult process to speak to someone new even though it feels like it may be beneficial to do so.
I seek to offer a warm and quiet environment to explore and make sense of your experience in a confidential, secure and comfortable setting. As an integrative counsellor and therapist, I will support and work with you as a unique person.
There are different approaches to counselling and psychotherapy so it is important for you to find a therapist whose philosophy and way of working feels right. It is also important to find someone you feel comfortable working with, so I would encourage you to meet with several therapists if you are in a position to do so. As … Continue reading What to expect
During our initial appointment, we will get to know each other and I will answer any questions you have about counselling and psychotherapy honestly and as clearly as I can. There is no obligation for you to commit to further sessions with me, if you have reservations it may be that I can offer some … Continue reading Your first appointment