I am a chartered counselling psychologist with experience working in different contexts with a wide range of people of different ages, genders, sexuality, ethnicity and levels of learning difficulties.
I help individuals with a variety of issues such as; depression, anxiety, grief, end of life, OCD, work-related stress, problems with anger, childhood sexual abuse, life changes, self-confidence, and trauma. I understand that everyone and every issue is unique and for this reason I work pluralistically, that is to say that I listen to and assess what is being asked for, and offer what I think would be useful. As a psychologist I am also able to offer up-to-date thinking on theory and research in mental health, as appropriate.
I would also add that life can often be a struggle for us all and seeking help can be a first step to re-connecting with the world. I have further trained in compassion focused therapy which I have found to be really helpful for those who struggle with high self-criticism and shame. I strongly believe that self-compassion is a life strength and can be developed from the bleakest of places.
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