Bereavement, Loss & Endings
Loss affects us all and can disrupt our ability to manage our everyday lives. We are often under pressure to get back to 'normal' as quickly as possible. Support at this time is very important and talking things through with someone who is not emotionally attached to your situation can be of great benefit.
Working with Young People
I have worked with young people since 2006. Young people experience difficulties too, such as bullying, self-harming and lack of self-esteem. They may benefit from having someone of their own to talk things through with. I use talking therapies as well as using sand-trays, and play therapy to help young people process their worries.
Are you having difficulties in your everyday relationships, or perhaps with your partner or family? Exploring the dynamics of your relationships can enrich them, leaving you less stressed and able to enjoy being with the people in your life.
I have over 10 years experience working in a women's refuge, as Head of Counselling & Supervision Services, providing counselling & supervision for children, adults and staff, as well as managing a placement service for counselling trainees who provided support for vulnerable women. I work with men who have experienced domestic violence too. Counselling can help you to understand why you choose the partners in your life, to be aware of warning signs in future partners and to talk about the experiences you have been through in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
STRESS & ANXIETY
Today, now more than ever, we are living a fast paced life that can be hard to keep up with. Stress and anxiety can be a result of this and the symptoms can range from stress headaches to full blown anxiety/panic attacks. Talking therapies can help to alleviate these symptoms and you can learn why your body is responding as it is and what techniques and coping strategies can help you to manage better.
I have worked with many parents over the years, and helping you to navigate difficulties you are experiencing, as well as helping you to understand that how you were parented affects how you parent, can help you to have a better relationship with your children.
S U P P O R T F O R P R O F E S S I O N A L S
Depression can manifest in many forms, from feeling sad to not being able to function normally, feeling suicidal, and becoming isolated as your world becomes smaller as you avoid the world outside. Counselling can provide you with a safe place to talk about your own experience of depression, to help you make decisions about any treatment or diagnosis you may be seeking, or to learn new coping strategies to help you get through each day.
With over 10 years experience as a lecturer then Course Director at West Suffolk College and as a counsellor/supervisor in two middle schools, I understand the pressures of working in education, and coupled with the years of experience I have had counselling and supervising professionals in local agencies as well as privately, I can offer a safe, confidential place to discuss the pressures of work in order to help you maintain good mental health and emotional well-being.
Some other areas of experience;
Abortion, Affairs & betrayals, Attachment, Ill health/disabilities, Emotional Abuse, Pregnancy & birth, Tics, Young carer's, Abuse, Anger Management, Lonliness, Miscarriage, PTSD, Fear & sadness, Low self-confidence, Social anxiety, Separation & divorce, Sexuality, Suicidal thoughts, Work-related stress.
If you cannot see your particular difficulty please ask if i can help.