If you are feeling overwhelmed, lost, anxious, or depressed, you might find that counselling can help. I can offer a safe and supportive therapeutic space in which we can explore the things which might be holding you back from living the life you want to live. Seeking help can be a big step, but rarely one that you will regret.
The way I work is grounded in Psychodynamic theory. This means that I listen out for unconscious communications which are driving thoughts, behaviours and emotions. Helping you become more aware of some of these hidden elements can allow you to identify your emotions and gain more control of the way they might be influencing your relationships, behaviours and identity.
I have experience with many presentations: anxiety, depression, loss, trauma, relationship difficulties, workplace stress, eating disorders, and many others. I can work with children, young people and adults.
Children and young people
I worked as a School Counsellor in several Primary and Secondary schools in West Sussex for 12 years. I understand the developmental stages children go through, the demands made on them at the different stages of their school lives.
I work with University students at a local University. Working with this age group can be very short-term but often very effective. Students are at the transition into adulthood and this can bring about many stresses around identity, separations, relationships and performance.
I have worked with an Employee Assistance Programme counselling service and privately with adults aged 18-elderly. The presenting issue is frequently stress or anxiety related. However, unpicking this often leads to unresolved trauma or loss, and clients find they benefit from being able to make sense of their story, as well as thinking about how to go forward with greater resilience. This work can be shorter or longer term; which means we identify achievable goals and work hard to develop strengths and resilience in order to achieve them.