Why

Therapy?

I am passionate about helping people. I know from my own lived experience, clinical training and practice-based research that therapy changes lives.

Therapy is an old Greek word (academics do love their ancient languages) that means "care" and "accompaniment". I use the term 'therapy' here to describe all my work with people, as a fully-qualified therapeutic practitioner.

Here is a long list of reasons why therapy is a usually a good choice to recover from anxiety:

  • Talking to someone who cares about you and wants for you the best of all that you want for yourself can uplift your mood

  • Learning ways to change how you think can help you to stop repeating the patterns that keep you in a negative spiral

  • Therapy may be outdoors if you wish, so you can enjoy the landscape and fresh air

  • Therapy doesn't have to be pokey and formal like visiting a doctors office; it is still professional but also relaxing and enjoyable

  • You'll have plenty of time to get to the roots of your issues with the right support so you won't become overwhelmed by painful thoughts and emotions

  • You'll leave every session feeling safer and more resourced than when you started

  • I have a full refund policy if you're unhappy with the service, though this has never been needed

  • Therapy goes well with conventional medicine and complementary healing appoaches such as massage

  • Therapy can help you to channel your anger into self-compassion and assertiveness, instead of unbridled aggression or passive frustration

  • Therapy can even help you to tap into your faith in who you are, what you feel life is really about, and what you are capable of in terms of balancing contentment with achievement

  • You can discover things about yourself that you didn't know, which can give you a new lease of life

  • You can become more confident by practising how to speak your mind with others

  • You can discover and be the real you, instead of only who other people want you to be

  • Therapy can help you to talk about things that are making you feel anxious and find solutions

  • You can also talk about things that might seem a bit taboo, such intimate details of your thoughts and behaviours that you usually hide or keep private, but need some help with emotionally

  • You'll benefit from not being judged or labelled

  • You'll be respected as your own work-in-progress as you grow and evolve as a person

  • Therapy could help you to cut down on drinking and smoking as you may no longer need them to cope with stress because you'll feel stronger

  • You could learn ways to communicate more effectively in your relationships

  • And so much more!

 

Good Practice

I am committed to sustaining and advancing a good level of clinical practice and undergo confidential supervision for all my work. I choose to adhere to the ethical framework set by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

 

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