Reaching the decision to seek outside support can be a difficult journey and it is a brave step to take. 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 a variety of different reasons people choose to come to therapy. 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. It could be you are living overseas with little support available and this is putting a strain on your family and relationships.
How individuals are affected and feel 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 in order to help you through it.
It can be easier to talk about personal issues with a therapist who is independent of friends and family, to understand your experiences and help you to untangle difficult thoughts and emotions. Equally, the thought of speaking to someone new who is removed from your life can also be difficult, even though it feels like it may be beneficial to do so.
My goal is to offer a place where you feel able to explore and make sense of your experiences in a confidential, secure and comfortable setting. As an integrative counsellor and therapist, I seek to support you as an individual by tailoring how I work to meet your specific needs.
As an integrative therapist, I take a multidisciplinary approach by adapting and drawing on a variety of therapeutic approaches to tailor how we work in a way that will be most beneficial to you as an individual. One of the most important parts of my role is to create an environment where you feel safe enough to explore … 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