Sometimes life can feel difficult, and like there is no-one to turn to. Maybe you feel lost, distressed, stuck and un-fulfilled?
Or perhaps you have childhood issues that keep impacting on your life. Maybe you lost a loved one at a young age, you were neglected, or were abused, and still feel the trauma of this echoing down the years.
Or maybe you have been diagnosed with a mental health problem, such as an anxiety disorder, depression, PTSD or complex PTSD.
Or perhaps you have a sense that things just don’t feel as they should, that your life is not going as you would like it to. Relationships seem unfulfilling, work or family or other parts of your life are not giving you the pleasure you hoped for.
Psychotherapy can help with these and other such dilemmas.
In today’s fast-paced world, psychotherapy offers a change of pace, a chance to sit and think and reflect on what it is to be human in the modern world.
I have been on my own psychotherapy journey, and I understand how challenging life can seem at times, and how therapy can help. I can offer a listening ear, a place for you to reflect, to feel heard, and together we can look at the things that cause you pain, and perhaps in the safe space of the therapy relationship, you can start to make some sense of the things you struggle with and begin to find a way to move forward and into a more fulfilled and enjoyable life.
It is important to be aware that, at times, psychotherapy can seem difficult, and it may lead to feelings of distress as past suppressed feelings become ‘live’ in the therapy. This is part of the healing process, and can lead to growth. It is my firm conviction that relationships can heal, and the therapy relationship can be one of the most effective places to find that healing.
A little about me: I have 16 years experience as a mental health professional, working with adults with a range of diagnosed mental health difficulties. However, I prefer to see you as a person, rather than a diagnosis, and see diagnosis as a simple way of describing what may be quite upsetting or distressing life events. I work with you as an individual, and recognise we all have strengths as well as pain and difficulties.
I worked firstly as a Social Worker, then as a therapist. I have trained in individual psychodynamic psychotherapy, in group psychotherapy, and in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well as a number of short courses in other types of therapy. I have worked with a huge range of people from all walks of life. With my professional experience and life experience, I feel I can offer a warm empathetic, nurturing and containing environment in which you will be listened to, and have your story heard.
I am fully insured with an up-to-date DBS (Police Check). I am compliant with the GDPR (Data Protection) so you can be assured of complete confidentiality. I am a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I am based in South Manchester, UK
If you would like to contact me, please see my contact page for further details.