Therapy is a space and time for you to talk about the things that matter to you. No issue is too big or small. Talking treatments are scientifically demonstrated to help you manage and cope with difficult emotions, experiences, and mental health problems. The purpose of talking treatments is to help you understand the roots of your feelings and patterns of behaviour and to guide you to be able to change your behaviour when required, your relationship with yourself, and your world view. Many clients start therapy with an overriding concern, but actually work through not only that issue, but many others in addition.
The process itself of therapy is a powerful catalyst for change and can lead clients to delve deeper into aspects of their personalities, relationship patterns, and behaviour that they did not expect to encounter when beginning therapy. For this reason, it is best to begin therapy with an open mind.
Beginning therapy and moving through the process can be frightening as it often brings up difficult or painful emotions and memories. It is a therapist’s job to support you gently and safely in the processes of self discovery, recovery, healing, and growth.
In addition to talking therapy, I also offer specialised treatments for psychological trauma and PTSD: EMDR and Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET).