Anxiety, Stress and Depression
When you feel overwhelmed with difficult emotions it can feel quite challenging to admit the depth of how these feelings are affecting not only you, but your relationships, work and even your psychological, emotional and physical wellbeing. Perhaps you worry where you may be heading, or feel unable to share your feelings with those around you for fear of being a burden. It can feel daunting to open up to those around us because we fear being treated with negativity, without sensitivity or understanding or worse, left feeling stigmatised for not being able to cope. Talking openly and honestly with me about what is affecting you can often be a life-changing experience and help you move towards achieving your true life potential rather than feeling stuck. Whether you have experienced past trauma, or are struggling to overcome anxiety, stress or depression, now is the time to take action and realise your full potential, re-engage in all your relationships and really start living life fully again.
Adult relationships can offer some of the most rewarding, fulfilling and enriching experiences of our lives and it has been proven time and again that being in a relationship is highly beneficial for our long-term mental, physical and emotional well-being.
However most relationships experience difficulties along the way. Sometimes this is through a loss of trust, a lack of communication, too many outside influences, fractious families or the relationship isn’t moving in the direction you hoped it would. Or it may be that the relationship has reached its natural ending.
This is where relationship counselling can truly help.
Whether you are seeking relationship counselling to overcome your present difficulties, create better communication, resolve a conflict, re-build lost trust or re-discover your love for each other, I can help. By giving you the communication tools to move your relationship in the right direction, helping you develop greater trust, mutual respect, closeness and intimacy, the ultimate aim of couples therapy is to re-connect you in ways that hold far deeper meaning and importance for your relationship.
Reaching adolescence can feel like a crisis point for many young people, when the difficulties you are experiencing in adapting to a newly emerging, more adult way of being can feel incredibly daunting.
I have worked with young people (11-18), teenagers and adolescents for many years and I understand that coping mechanisms can take a while to develop, or they may have been damaged along the way and have resulted in you withdrawing from what can feel like a very threatening and difficult world. Working together, we can talk about any issue you have experienced, or are currently facing, and we can take our time to understand the impact of past experiences on what can feel like a heavy emotional rucksack. If you feel the joy of childhood has been lost along the way, you feel you are unable to experience the simple day to day pleasure of life or you are struggling with the pressures of making important life choices about your future, then maybe it is something we can spend some time talking about together.
Addiction can affect our relationships, careers, and everything in between. Whilst some addicts appear to be able to function with daily tasks, some may be less able to do so. Addiction comes in many forms including alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, narcotics, prescription, or any other drug(s).
If you have decided it is time to get some help, counselling can offer lots of help and support along the difficult road ahead. From acceptance that there may be a problem, gaining a deeper understanding around the coping mechanism your addiction represents and the root causes of needing a coping mechanism, to developing a more positive relationship with yourself including self compassion, understanding and acceptance.
However, you may feel that counselling might not be enough for you at this moment and you would like to explore other options, such has rehabilitation. To support you in this choice, I am collaborating with Abbey Care Foundation who understand that choosing a rehab programme is a life-changing decision. Here is a free and simple guide that can make choosing the right rehabilitation centre a little easier.Book Appointment