In counselling and psychotherapy you will be able to talk in privacy about what you find difficult in your life. Therapy does not work as a 'cure' but it can be a great help for you to develop skills and self-awareness towards a better life. Some important experiences might involve: better understanding and accepting yourself, change what is in your power, clarify what you value and aspire towards, how your aspirations meet your reality or how you might be able to question your mind-set, review your world-view, and reconsider creatively your choices in life. Click here for more on my therapeutic approach: working with individuals and couples. It is in our human nature to transfer past pain or feel stuck - but we are also open to growth and well-being. Your aim in therapy might be developing further what works well, or tackling difficult issues; some of these might be listed below:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression or mood swings
  • Self-understanding and personal development
  • Manage demands, pressures and difficult changes
  • Feelings of panic or phobias
  • Bereavement, separation and loss
  • Relationship and family problems
  • Sexual orientation and identity issues
  • Discrimination, oppression, bullying
  • Psychological trauma and/or history of abuse
  • Age related issues: teenage, adult, senior
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Living with chronic health issues, such as M/S or HIV
  • Physical health or mental health issues
  • Loss of direction, purpose and meaning in life
  • Work-related dilemmas and stress
  • Low self-esteem
  • Sleep, eating or sexual problems
  • Drug and alcohol misuse
  • Spiritual and philosophical questions

Please note: if you need immediate help due to an emergency or high distress please contact your GP as soon as possible and book an appointment with the GP on duty (should be available on the same day), or contact this service. You can also find useful information here.

"Sooner or later you can discover that you are the master-gardener of your soul, the director of your life."
James Allen

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Simone de Beauvoir