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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

When there is Trauma

When there is Trauma

Trauma is dysregulation in the body system and as Bessel A. van der kolk says in The Body keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma, “it keeps us dumbfounded, and the path out of it is paved with words, carefully assembled, piece by piece, until the whole story can be revealed.” “Trauma stops us in our tracks, breaks us, interrupts our freedom and makes us believe we are wrong or faulty so recovering from trauma is something to do in a therapeutic relationship where you can learn how to feel what you need to in…

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Counselling
New Growth in Autumn

New Growth in Autumn

  In remembering the messages of Autumn, I am saying goodbye to the past, letting go of what has been painful and trusting the deep seeds I am planting for next year. The five senses: are sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch. The sixth sense is in/of the body. The seventh is in the emotions, images and thoughts. And the eighth is in the connection to self, others and planet earth and bringing kindness and compassion to others and self (Dan Siegel wheel of awareness 2007, 2014)  

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Counselling
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