Addiction is a near uncontrollable urge to engage in behaviour that is often destructive emotionally, physically or financially. Common addictions include substance abuse (drugs and alcohol), gambling, pornography, sex, shopping and food, but addictions are not limited to just these categories. I can work with you to help you identify your addiction and the underline issues that are causing you to engage in this behaviour. I will start with you on the road to recovery at a sensible pace – offering support every step of the way.
Eventually, your confidence will be boosted and you will have the momentum you need to stop yourself from slipping back into addictive patterns of behaviour.
Get in touch if you would like some support regarding addiction.
Anxiety / Stress / Depression
Anxiety can manifest itself in many forms, both mentally and physically. Stress and depression can make you feel isolated, irritable and create a sense of dread that affect all aspects of your life, and ultimately lead to poor health. If you feel nervous or tense at times, feel a sense of impending danger, put off things you need to do and avoid social events, then its time to talk to someone.
Anxiety and depression counselling will give you an outlet to voice your worries and concerns in a safe, judgemental-free environment, and with my help as a supportive guide, you manage and overcome your anxieties.
Get in touch for counselling to help with anxiety, stress or depression.
Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
Having low self esteem can make you feel worthless and blind you from seeing your true worth, bury your skill sets and stop you from achieving, both as a person and professionally. A lack of confidence may be stopping you from forming new meaningful relationships, or keeping you in a relationship you are unhappy with.
By talking to a counsellor like myself about your self-esteem and confidence issues, we can focus on creating stepping-stone goals together, with the aim to help you to become the best version of you.
Get in touch if you feel you are suffering with self esteem and confidence issues.
Losing a loved one is a devastating experience that we will all experience at some point in our lives, and for many of us, bereavement will be one of the most distressing experiences we will face. Everyone deals with grief differently, and some will take a lot longer than others to fully process their emotions.
My bereavement counselling service is designed to help you cope effectively with the loss of someone close to you by exploring any areas that are holding you back from moving on and addressing any conflict that has been left unresolved.
Get in touch with The Therapy Chair to discuss bereavement counselling.
You may need to talk to a counsellor about your relationship because of infidelity, disconnection, stress or conflict caused by external factors.
Relationship counselling can help you improve the way you communicate and relate to those around you, whether they are a partner, a family member, a friend or co-worker. By providing a supportive, non-judgmental space, I can work with you to identify the problems you have in your relationships and help you understand how your past experiences can influence the way you interact with others, and how you think they see you, and why they act the way they do around you.
Get in touch if you are looking for guidance and support with relationship issues.
Abuse takes many different forms, both physically and psychologically, and often involves someone having control over you. Anyone can be a victim of abuse and the abuser can be those who are closest to you, someone in a position of trust, an employer or even a complete stranger.
Because of the manipulative nature of abuse, many believe their situations to be ‘normal’. I can help you work through your abuse, whether it is in the present or the past, and help you self-actualise and become empowered to escape your abusive situation and begin to live a freer, healthier life.
Get in touch to find out if we can help you with your abusive situation.
Self - Defeating Behaviours
Self- Defeating Behaviours are unhealthy negative thoughts and behaviours that effect our everyday life. Common types of self- defeating behaviours include: Physical/mental neglect, self criticism, perfectionism, self pity, procrastination, comparing yourself to others, social withdrawal/alienation, substance abuse, over/under eating or self injurious behaviours. If you've found yourself repeating self-defeating thoughts and behaviours its critical to understand the root causes of where theses are coming from .
By forming a trusting therapeutic relationship that moves at your own pace, we can navigate through your thought’s, feelings and experiences both in the past present and work towards a better future, to see where you view yourself in the world.
Get in touch to find out if we can help you with your Self- Defeating Behaviours
Trauma is an emotional response to a deeply stressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual's ability to cope causes feelings of helplessness and diminishes your sense of self and your ability to feel a full range of emotions, Going through something very stressful or frightening can cause trauma. Traumatic events can happen at any age and can cause long- lasting harm. Everyone has a different reaction to trauma, and the effects from this can happen quickly or effect you in the longer term.
If you feel you have been affected by trauma, it is important to remember that you have survived and that you could be or have been having normal reactions, from the traumatic event.
Going through trauma can cause you to start being affected by your past experiences or make your existing problems worse.
Just remember it's ok to ask for help at any time, to work through the issues that have caused you to put your life on hold.