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Welcome.


Thank you for visiting me here. Reaching out for help can be daunting so congratulations for taking the first step. Maybe you have been struggling for a long while now. Or, maybe you want to catch something before it develops into a further problem. 

Perhaps you have come to the realisation 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 difficult medical condition and still thrive

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

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From my blog

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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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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How to stop being caught in dramas that keep you stuck

How to stop being caught in dramas that keep you stuck

The Drama Triangle developed by Dr Stephen Karpman in 1968 helps us see where we get stuck in relationships, be they at work, intimately or in any situation. It’s called the drama triangle because it explains how we play games when we are not living authentically and trusting ourselves! You might find that you often feel ‘out of sorts after spending time with someone. Or within your group of friends, you feel unseen or angry and you can quite understand why. Everybody plays games until they realise that actually, they are unhappy in this role. We play these roles because…

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The Inner Child

The Inner Child

Therapy can be a place to explore your inner child, the one who resides inside you even as you grow old. He/ she is always part of you and is the one connected with your intuition, to loving, your inner knowing/teacher and whose energy it is important to integrate into your life today Why is it important to connect with your inner child? Well, because as adults we can often times find ourselves berating ourselves, pushing ourselves to the point of exhaustion, criticising ourselves and hating ourselves. If you have suffered neglect, abandonment, childhood traumas, then there is a good…

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