Counselling is a unique kind of conversation and relationship in which I will not offer advice or direct guidance, as a friend or family member might. It is a space for you to explore what matters most to you, in order to understand yourself better.
The therapy process will be different for everyone. It may feel like a relief to offload things that have been bottled up for some time. However, the process of counselling can be slow, and things may feel like they are getting worse before they get better. This process is important to work through, and stick with, if you can.
Here are some of the issues I have experience working with:
Anxiety, stress and unease Coming out as LGBTQ+, issues around sexuality or gender identity Depression, hopelessness, loneliness, low mood, grief Difficult relationships Experiences of abuse and trauma Feeling stuck, lack of motivation Low self-esteem Poor mental health, hearing voices, suicidal thoughts, self-harm
My counselling practice is inclusive of all races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities and religious and cultural beliefs.