If you’re considering the prospect of having some therapy yourself, or even just exploring options or maybe doing a little research at this point, then I can certainly empathise with how potentially daunting, confusing and overwhelming the prospect may seem. The reasons why people seek therapy are incredibly wide ranging, varied and unique to each person, which I feel is as it should be, because personal therapy is an extremely personal, intimate and ultimately subjective process. Therefore, it goes without saying that whatever brought you here is valid, and I would even go so far as to say that the fact that you are here is evidence that your therapeutic journey has already begun. However, despite this, I did think it may be useful for me to outline some of the more common themes, problems and issues that many people do seek therapy to help them with, in the hope that it may assist you in some way.

I do also want to clarify that by using the word ‘common’ I’m not minimising any of these types of problems. On the contrary, as previously stated every client I have ever worked with has been struggling with their own versions of ‘the problem’, whatever it may be, and often their levels of suffering have been such that it has led them into therapy. I also want to state that the following list is certainly not exhaustive, and each of the types of issues mentioned represent those that I have a lot of experience in working with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sexualised Trauma
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Couples & Relationships
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Dissociation
  • Childhood/Developmental Adversity and Trauma
  • Anger Management
  • Bereavement/Loss
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Men’s issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Drug & Alcohol issues
  • Self-harming/destructive cycles of behaviour
  • Sex addiction/pornography addiction
  • Attachment disorders
  • Psycho-sexual issues

For those of you who have never experienced the therapeutic relationship, and the powerful process of healing and personal change that can happen as a result, I do hope you decide to do so. Whatever it is you’re struggling with at the moment, I do genuinely believe that therapy can help. I have experienced the benefits of therapy as a client myself at various stages of my life, for different reasons each time, and as such I am a passionate believer in its effectiveness, and benefits.

Whether you choose to contact me, or continue your search elsewhere I do hope that you find a therapist that feels right for you, and decide to take a leap of faith and give it a try