Man was made for Joy & Woe
And when this we rightly know
Thro the World we safely go
Joy & Woe are woven fine
A Clothing for the soul divine
Under every grief & pine
Runs a joy with silken twine
Sadly, many of us have never felt really supported through the difficult times in our lives.
Those closest to us are often unable to help, nor tolerate our distress.
Has this been your experience too?
I can help you make sense of what might appear confusing and painful. Clarity and relief often comes, not by wishing or analysing away the darkness, but by listening carefully to what it wants you to hear.
As a relational therapist, my primary focus is on providing you with a warm and non-judgemental space to explore all of what it means to be human.
Maybe you are going through a difficult life transition or have recently experienced a loss of some kind.
You may feel despair and have occasional suicidal thoughts or be finding it increasingly difficult to motivate yourself in the normal way. Therapy may help you to overcome these kinds of challenges.
I have worked with people who have sought counselling or therapy for the following reasons:
diagnosed conditions such as depression and obsessive disorders, Asperger's syndrome, bipolar disorder, and acute social anxiety.
confusion around sexuality and sexual dysfunction
challenging life transitions (illness, career change, divorce and cultural acclimation)
addictions, such as alcoholism, marijuana abuse and sexual compulsivity
looking for direction and meaning in life
seeking to know yourself more deeply
suicidal ideation and attempts
worry, stress and negativity
relationship and family problems, including domestic abuse
chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
post natal depression
Trained as an integrative psychotherapist, I draw from various theoretical models and techniques where appropriate for each individual client.
My work is greatly informed by practical mindfulness techniques and their philosophical underpinnings, both of which I have found to be essential for everyday well-being and, crucially, for important realizations about the nature of mind and the process of experience.
You can read more about this here.