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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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From my blog

Keeping connected with goodness

Keeping connected with goodness

Your Mind-Body-Heart The mind–body system will always tell you whether you are safe or in danger through the vagus nerve, which controls your nervous system’s parasympathetic response. The vagus nerve travels from the brain stem, the base of your skull, in two directions, down through your lungs, heart, diaphragm and stomach and upward to meet with the nerves in your neck, throat, eyes and your ears. Often in sessions, I will invite you to identify where you are in yourself, giving us essential information on what you need to focus on. “The vagus nerve is divided into the ventral vagal…

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Birth Stories ‘Post-Natal PTSD and Birth Trauma’

Birth Stories ‘Post-Natal PTSD and Birth Trauma’

“PTSD nightmares aren’t always exact replays of the event. Sometimes they replay the emotions you felt during the event, such as fear, helplessness, and sadness”. Alice Cariv Post- Natal and Ante-Natal depression affects 1 out of every ten women, according to the NHS, affecting partners and fathers also. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a diagnosis you get when you are having problems with people, blowing up at them, not having feelings for your children, and when you feel numb with others and get very angry and triggered easily. It’s having difficulty feeling alive in the present. What is birth trauma?…

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Narcissistic and emotional abuse

Narcissistic and emotional abuse

Narcissists and bullies are most often attracted to people who are sensitive souls that care and have compassion for others. My experience has taught me that where there is Emotional abuse, there is doubt in oneself that causes you to second-guess yourself all the time, unsure whether what you feel is right and makes sense, and anxious about what others might think of you. If people compliment you, it feels almost impossible to receive that compliment; instead, you are very hard on yourself, telling yourself things like ”I should have done better” and wondering why for example, you are always…

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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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