Why Therapy

Life can present us with many challenges some of which may be harder to deal with than others. Depression, anxiety, bereavement, addictive behaviours, job loss and relationship break downs, to name a few, are just some of the many things in life which can cause emotional difficulties, and leave us feeling hopeless and unaware of what to do.

Regardless of the reason, therapy provides an open, safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore these difficulties. Research has shown that for therapy to be most effective it requires a supportive, open and trusting relationship between therapist and client, which is something that I highly value, and for some of my client's therapy has been the first place in which they feel fully listened to and understood.

Being trained as a gestalt psychotherapist, the search for awareness and meaning with a focus of the here-and-now (present moment) experience is fundamental to the way in which I work. Gestalt therapy in its approach understands that awareness of self may have diminished or become blocked by negative thought patterns and behaviours that can leave people feeling unhappy, stuck or distressed. 

By incorporating creative experiments into the way I work, I aim to deepen awareness of these blocks. In turn by helping an individual to become more aware of how they think, feel and act in the present moment, gestalt therapy provides insight into these blocks and can help individuals to alleviate their current issues and distress.

​Clients come to me for many reasons and psychotherapy may help deal with:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety​
  • Abuse (sexual or physical)
  • Bereavement
  • Depression / "low mood"
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Identity Issues 
  • Lack of motivation
  • Stress
  • Substance misuse
  • Self -doubt
  • Self-confidence
  • Work related issues
  • Trauma