We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
T.S.Eliot: Four Quartets
As you find yourself here then I suspect you’ve had enough of trying to work things out for yourself or perhaps feel that there is no one you can turn to who understands. Even surrounded by family and friends we can feel lonely and isolated and yet from the moment we are born, we depend upon another person to notice and make sense of our feelings. Our way to independence and self-awareness begins by relating with another. And throughout life, particularly in times of stress, we may need to bounce off someone else in order to work out how we feel, sometimes even, to work out who we are. This is when the counselling relationship can help.
I am a BACP-registered counsellor, with an understanding of emotional development and experience working with anxiety (including OCD), depression, loss, loneliness, trauma, abuse and pain; and with issues surrounding identity and relationships.
I offer both open-ended and short-term counselling for adults. I work attentively, analytically and intuitively to enable you to find your own way to a greater understanding of yourself and of how better to cope with whatever is troubling you. Together we can explore what is going on for you now whilst also looking at what has happened in the past and how early experiences and patterns of relating might be affecting the way you live your life today.
Within the safety of the counselling space you have the potential to find your way to a truer sense of yourself and from there to make choices based on what feels right for you, no matter what constraints life may have placed upon you. Whether you are feeling anxious or depressed, have suffered loss or trauma, are struggling in a relationship or are finding life tough for whatever reason, I am here for you.