MA, MBACP (Accred)
Hello and welcome
I am a warm and creative BACP accredited psychotherapist with lots of experience helping adults improve their ability to reflect. Making the time to think about who you are, what you might feel and what you may need matters, especially during periods of stress, when our thinking capacity might be reduced.
In the therapy room, the thinking process is shared. Together, we might try to find a different perspective or explore how the past might be impacting on the present. We may look at what is happening in your life right now and what you feel about this. We could think more deeply about how you might want to change or consider how to manage when there are things we cannot change. I am sure that the environments we have lived, studied and worked in affect us deeply and there are times when we need support to negotiate this, or a safe space to help us make sense of it all.
Whatever you need, talking may help.
I know from my own experience as a client that it can be hard to make contact with a professional, especially if we have learnt that seeking help might be about weakness. The converse is actually true. Asking for help is about having the power to meet your own needs. It is about finding your voice.
Working with a professional allows us to say things that might not feel possible to say to people directly involved in our lives. It gives you access to a warm and supportive relationship that is not judgemental or critical. I believe that all of us have the capacity to heal; but, sometimes, we need someone to sit alongside us as we do that.