I come from a military family background and served in the Royal Engineers till I was medically discharged. I became a therapist to help people of all ages to learn to understand and manage their lives, emotions and feelings.
For a long time I believed in keeping emotions and feelings to myself because that's what I was taught to do, and if you cried, you were not considered a man. I have learned to let go and share the way I feel, and yes, I cry too, and without feeling ashamed.
I am an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor and mindfulness practitioner and I believe that we all do the best we can with what we've got.
Yet, we long for change.
Are you willing to take a long, compassionate look at how you got to this point and what steps you will need to take to begin a process of change?
Sometimes, it can be hard to know how to cope with everything and reaching out for help can take a great deal of courage.
Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed, hopeless, lonely, confused, scared or even frustrated? Sometimes we feel like we’re stuck or are moving backwards when we want to go forwards.
Whether one tangible issue has prompted you to pursue therapy or you are grappling with a series of existential questions – purpose, identity, faith, doubt – I will consistently and reliably join you to navigate uncharted territory as your healing begins.
I practice understanding, compassion, and warmth and aim to provide thoughtful guidance and insight, while empowering you to take meaningful steps towards greater self-worth, present-mindedness, healthier and deeper relationships, resiliency to navigate change, and conscious living so you can grow and flourish during and beyond therapy.
One thing people worry about the most is, ‘Will this go on any permanent record if I come for therapy around depression, anxiety or other issues?’, the answer is No. Seeing a private therapist for whatever you feel you need to see one is not recorded in any medical file or the like where you worry it may impact on yours or your child’s life choices.
I work with both adults and children and have experience of working with those on the autistic spectrum.
If you are fed up with the way that you feel, see things and want something different for yourself? You don't have to face life's difficulties alone, get in touch, have a chat to see what we do and or how we can help you.
“You Do Not Have to Journey Alone”
Whatever your background, whatever your life has held, there is no shame in feeling, no shame in having emotions, no shame in sharing and no shame in crying.
“Because You are the One that Matters”
My experience enables me to work with a number of mental health issues, disorders or even life changing events large or small while providing a neutral ground to individual adults, children, families, and couples.
Some of our focus in our work together will be to help you heal, energise, and become aware of your inner strengths. This is achieved by providing a neutral safe space, listening to what you bring to our sessions and working together on your journey where ever it may take you.
Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.