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Welcome.

 

Reaching out for help can be daunting, so well done for your bravery; I promise to give you my honest and listening heart to what it is you need help with, and together we will work out the best treatment plan for you.

We all relate to the world differently, and all these ways of seeing and experiencing have a place. However you see, the world will be deeply respected by me.

Perhaps you have realised that you would like to:

  • Build more satisfying relationships
  • Understand yourself better and connect with your emotions and values
  • Reduce your stress, anxiety and worrisome thoughts
  • Improve your mood and live a more fulfilling life
  • Stop sabotaging yourself
  • Live an authentic life
  • Succeed in your career
  • Heal your inner child
  • Recover from Trauma
  • Develop spiritually
  • Accept a problematic medical condition and still thrive

I am a professional therapist accredited and registered. Please read through my site to find out more about me and the types of difficulties, challenges and journeys I can help you with. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment, please do get in touch.

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Weekly thoughts

From my blog

Changing deeply held beliefs for a sweeter life

Changing deeply held beliefs for a sweeter life

As children, we learn ways to survive that are not always in harmony with or conducive to learning how to live life, be happy and enjoy our relationships. These things we learn from a young age become embedded in our cells. Changing these deeply held beliefs changes one’s life. It can take time to do this, but when you do, when you begin to have moments of deep recognition that you are hurting yourself by believing these to be true, then you can begin to choose a gentler, sweeter life. Do you identify on some level with any of these?…

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Transactional Analysis
The Integrating Adult Ego State

The Integrating Adult Ego State

  Ego States are a fundamental theory of TA. They explain the complex voices and feelings we all hear and act out. Today I am sharing ideas on the Adult ego state and how we can strengthen and grow this because it is the reality of the moment, and it is easy to be out of touch with reality when we are hurting or unable to care for ourselves or others. For example, when there is trauma, we lose any sense of self or identity. Self-narrative. According to Jo Suthridge (2006, Inside Out: A Transactional Analysis Model of Trauma) is…

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Transactional Analysis
Boundaries keep people away from you and let the right people in

Boundaries keep people away from you and let the right people in

  In a previous blog, I wrote about the Drama triangle, and in order to come off the drama triangle (read it here), it helps if we have good solid boundaries. Nevertheless, what are they, and how do they work? Personal boundaries These are related to the degree to which it is okay for others to approach you physically and also to how comfortable you are or not approaching others and hugging them, for example: To the way that others speak to you And boundaries relating to your personal space Many people find it challenging to show another person that…

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Counselling
Adverse childhood experiences and beginning to say YES to ourselves.

Adverse childhood experiences and beginning to say YES to ourselves.

  Do you experience a lack of motivation? Have Feelings of being depressed, not enjoying many activities and not having or expressing strong feelings? Are you very independent with few close friends? This can result from Adverse Childhood experiences (ACEs), which are experiences and events that you had as a child experienced as really distressing and stressful. The ACEs study, whose findings were published in the Journal of Preventative Medicine, found that adverse childhood experiences are prevalent and that over half of the studies participants had grown up in dysfunctional homes with parents who were alcoholic or drug users, absent…

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Counselling