When a crisis, loss or big transition happens, it can seem impossible to know how to find a way through. Sometimes we can find that we have veered off course in life, and have ended up caught in a cycle where we feel stuck, unfulfilled and trapped. Reaching out to ask for help can be daunting. But seeking help can be one of the most important actions we can take to improve our mental health.
In Psychological Therapy, we will explore what is going on for you, get an understanding of your difficulties, identify what changes you would like to make, and come up with a plan, specific to your needs and wishes.
I draw on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Person-Centred Therapy approaches. I also make use of mindfulness and compassion-focused techniques. My approach is customised to empower each individual client, supporting them to take control of their mental health and live a full and vital life.
Some Issues I Can Help With
- Depression and low mood
- The effects of recent trauma
- The effects of past trauma
- Social anxiety
- Health anxiety
- Relationship problems
- Psychosis and unusual experiences
- Workplace issues
- Separation and divorce
- Self-esteem issues
- Major life transitions
Sometimes, when traumatic things happen, the memory is held in the body as well as the mind. This can mean that the memory shows up in strange and unwanted ways, getting in the way of normal life.
Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) is an innovative and evidence-based treatment for difficulties arising from traumatic events.
EMDR can be used to help reduce the impact of traumatic memories. It does not erase these memories, but can take the emotional intensity out of reliving what happened, making it much easier to get on with your life.
When you make an initial enquiry, we can explore whether EMDR might be a suitable approach to help you move forward from traumatic events.