What I Offer
A warm, safe and confidential haven in which to address your concerns.
A private setting in which to explore your issues.
A non-judgemental approach to your problems.
Over 2o years experience in the industry, BACP Registered, COSRT Accredited, Specialist training in working with Sexual Offenders and Survivors as well as trained in LGBTQIA+ issues.
We accept referrals from several Employee Assistance Programmes. Speak to your employer about counselling with us; if they are not on our list, we are always prepared to consider including them in our referral programme.
Some of the issues I address
- Career/Work related issues
- Complex Trauma
- Cultural issues
- Family Relationships
- Identity Issues
- Intrusive Recollection
- Phobias (which are rooted in trauma)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Self Esteem
- Sexual Orientation
- Sexuality/Sexual Problems
- Single Event Trauma
Life often throws challenges our way and sometimes things can get on top of us. At times like this we could do with a helping hand. Having someone to talk things over with, someone who will listen to any concerns that we may have, help us find a solution and generally supporting us through the difficult times is what counselling is all about – a problem shared is a problem halved.
The way I work is by asking you questions, and this helps me to listen to you and you can also learn by hearing yourself say something out loud. Sometimes counselling is called a “talking cure” and we can talk here about anything that may be concerning you at the moment. If I ask you something that you don’t want to answer, you don’t have to answer it. Often the public’s misconceptions of therapy, especially sex therapy, can be very different from what actually goes on in the room. At no time will you be examined physically or asked to remove your clothes, or to perform a sexual act. My sessions consists only of talking therapy.
For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.”
– Professor Stephen Hawking
I look into the mirror
I look in the mirror and I see a mask,
A brave face unwilling to show true feelings,
The constant fear of judgement and betrayal,
How long will the mask remain with emotions peaking?
I look in the mirror and I foresee an eruption.
I look in the mirror and I see disgust,
An object of a person who should never be,
A waste of life in a world full of pain,
I look in the mirror and see a life not worth living.
I look in the mirror and I see loneliness,
A woman with a body for men to control,
A weak vessel to be abused by all,
Nothing more and nothing less,
I look in the mirror and I see hatred.
I look in the mirror and I see confusion,
A woman who feels lost but also found,
Is this a memory or imagination?
The pain, the struggle, the unfamiliar emotions,
I look in the mirror and I see hope…..
Maybe, just maybe life is more.
I look in the mirror and I see thought,
A river of reflections running down her face,
Acceptance of the past being embraced,
The inner voice now clear and proud,
I look in the mirror and I see peace.
I look in the mirror and I see strength,
A woman who was born to achieve,
A woman with a kind heart,
I look in the mirror and I finally believe.
I look in the mirror and I see a smile,
The woman looking back at me feels free,
Who is this beautiful woman beaming with happiness,
This woman feels loved and self confident,
I look in the mirror and I finally see me.
– Written by My Client