As your Therapist:
I believe that therapy is a process not an event where over time you will learn the tools on how to live a happier life.
That’s what most of us want in life.
The problem is that life has so many twists and turns. Sometimes you just need some help to get to where you want to be.
Very often, due to things that have happened to us in the past, we don’t know how to live or to be happy. We have learned to just survive.
You are in the right place to start to learn how to live the life you deserve.
About me as a person
Well, I think when you meet me, you will find I am very easy to talk to. People find that I am friendly, approachable and very “down-to-earth.” I really enjoy talking to people, and supporting them with their issues. This is my passion really and I love what I do.
Aside from this I enjoy spending time with my husband and teenage son. I also enjoy day-trips around the countryside in nature or by the sea, traveling down country roads to see where that takes you.
I am also an avid reader and love photography. I also love my holidays in Crete and prefer to go outside the touristy areas, eating great meals cooked by local family run Tavernas, also swimming in quiet coves where there is hardly anyone there.
How therapy happens
I understand that it can be hard to talk about any issues that you may have that are distressing. That is why I will make sure you are ready and that you can feel safe sharing your thoughts and feelings with me.
I will not let you loose your dignity or feel judged and critisised. I would do all I can to make you feel safe and comfortable.
Your sessions with me often involves finding out about your childhood. Very often the way we feel, our behaviours, attitudes and beliefs come from our childhood experiences. During our childhood we are influenced by the people who take care of us and our experiences here makes us who we are.
Once you know and understand these behaviours, beliefs and attitudes, you can change them and not let it affect your life anymore. You can finally put the past behind you.
The work I do is Holistic where I think that it is important not only to consider the above but things like our diet, relaxation, stress management, sleep, relationships, our purpose etc impacts on how we feel.
As part of the process of therapy, I will also help you improve your self-knowledge and your ability to manage anxiety and other more challenging emotions.
Some work will be expected in between sessions where I will provide handouts for you to read and work through some of this at your own pace.
The therapy I do is long term, but how long it takes depends on how much work you do in-between sessions.
I can also work short term which will be the condensed version of the above.
I have worked for 10 years for charities supporting people with their addictions also worked in hostels and charities doing community development work. I have been counselling since 2008 and have worked with a wide variety of people over the years.
Post Graduate Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (HIP) – The Reach Approach
Diploma in Counselling NCFE Level 4
Psychology: University Degree Level – Modules in -Child Development, Exploring Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology
Certificate in Counselling Theory NCFE
Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
BA (Hons.) Business Studies: University of Central England
I am a Therapist based in Sutton Coldfield, UK also available online.
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