Can Therapy Help Me?

If you are struggling in one or more areas of your life, then therapy or counselling with the right therapist has been shown to be very effective to help.

It may be that you have a clear idea of what is wrong and can see it in the list below, or it may be that you have a sense something isn’t quite as it should be.

Some people also seek counselling for personal growth to develop a greater understanding of who they are and what that means for them.

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I work with people experiencing:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • Family Issues
  • Feelings of Sadness
  • Bereavement
  • Guilt/shame
  • Career/employment issues
  • Chronic illness
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Relationship issues
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Addiction, substance misuse
  • Psychological/Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Suicidal Thoughts/Urges
  • Attachment
  • Workplace Issues
  • Bullying
  • Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexuality
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Health Anxiety
  • Affairs and Betrayals
  • Self-Harm

Counselling or Psychotherapy?

While there is much academic debate on what constitutes counselling and what psychotherapy the reality is within a session (see what is therapy) it may look similar.  In general, if you have one specific issue that you wish to address then short-term (1-15 sessions) counselling often meets your needs.  If you are exploring something that has persisted over a long period of time or involves abuse or neglect then longer-term (20+ sessions) psychotherapy may be more appropriate.  We can explore this during our first session together.