“Unexpressed emotion will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.”
We all experience difficult challenges at some point in our lives -
this is normal.
These experiences often present as feelings of anxiety, stress, depression, and harmful behavioural strategies, which are used to manage negative thoughts and feelings.
Psychotherapy can help us understand how we behave, what motivates us, and how past experiences can affect current behaviour. By expressing whatever is uppermost in our mind, our experiences, our memories, dreams, feelings, thoughts, fears, and desires, within the safety of the therapeutic relationship, we can explore the relevance of life's experiences.
Psychotherapy can provide structure, support and positive intervention for resuming psychological well-being. I provide a safe and confidential setting in which to explore significant life events such as trauma, child abuse, loss, bereavement, life transitions and relationship difficulties.
Because we are all different and depending on what problem you are experiencing, I use a variety of psychodynamic therapeutic skills including, Art therapy, Emotionally focussed Couple therapy and EMDR therapy.
A wide range of people can benefit from these psychological treatments, but no one type of treatment works for everyone.
Different kinds of therapy work well for different people.
Therapy can help us manage and cope with difficult emotions, including anxiety, depression, and stress. Difficult experiences and mental health problems. Individuals who benefit from therapy include those who have felt depressed, anxious, overwhelmed or angry for a long time. Others may be trying to deal with adverse life events such as going through a divorce or feeling overwhelmed by an illness diagnosis that is interfering with their emotional or physical well-being. Some may be grieving a family member's death or a few may have experienced trauma either recently of during their childhood.
The aim of therapy is to enable us to live a more fulfilling life and help us reach our full potential in the face of life's limitations.
The common reason children come to psychotherapy is because their parents, foster parents or teacher have noticed a change in their behaviour, which has become problematic. This behaviour can have many different guises, from the child presenting themselves as withdrawn and shut off to be aggressive towards others or self-harming.
Adults tend to seek therapy when feelings such as depression, anxiety, stress and anger impact on their daily lives, affecting their relationships, their work, and their personal life.