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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

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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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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