Embrace your future
Woodland Cottage Counselling
Life events, both recent and in the past, could leave you with strong, unmanageble emotions, anxiety and even attacks of panic and phobias. I can help by offering a safe and confidential environment, in which to broaden our exploration towards the roots of the symptoms, to think about and explore your options, to pool ideas for change and best ways to manage the issues. I look forward on embarking on a journey with you.
Support That Makes a Difference
Individual counselling for male and female survivors of abuse
I specialise in treating the symptoms of anxiety, phobias, panic attacks and flashbacks. Living with trauma on a continuous, possibly daily basis could fundamentally change the way we respond to life’s challenges, opportunities and demands. Traumatic life adapts us to a continuous struggle for survival.
In my counselling environment I look forward to welcoming you the way you have adapted to your unique challenges; concentrate our immediate attention on what is most urgent for you at the moment and further down the line look into potentially broadening the exploration towards the roots of it all and the possible way forward.
Family and Child Counselling
Family therapist with extensive experience
I am an accredited supportive family therapist with extensive experience with a leading family support organisation in Stroud. I have been supporting families for over 20 years and specialise with families with children from 1 to 10 years old. I offer home visits for supportive family therapy.
My family therapeutic approach is Psychodynamic, with emphasis on the family as a living organism. Within the family unit some troubling symptoms could have developed as an adaptive response to various underlying issues, as well as serving a vital purpose for the survival of the organism/family. We begin with the symptom, as our guide to understanding the family dynamics. Understanding would lead to exploration of alternatives, alternatives - to increased adaptability to change and ability to move forward.
I have helped my clients discover effective approaches in dealing with the challenges in their lives. Read on to learn what clients have to say about their experience with my counselling services, and contact me today to schedule your own session.