Area's of psychological difficulties I work with

I have extensive experience treating psychological distress, which include:

  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Panic disorder and phobias
  • Depression sadness and emptiness
  • Bereavements and loss. 
  • Divorce or redundancy
  • Lacking confidence, self-esteem or having feelings of underachievement
  • Finding it difficult sustain good relationships or repeatedly becoming involved in unsatisfactory or destructive relationships
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Unresolved difficulties from childhood or your more recent past
  • Difficulties relating to sexuality
  • Family and work related difficulties

I have specialised experience with individuals in the following:

Relationship difficulties which, amongst others, can range from:

  • Relationships between parents, siblings, partners, children, family members and in-laws, and friends whom you may experience as relatives.
  • Parenting, or making the choice not to be a parent, post natal depression, unplanned pregnancy, abortion, miscarriage, still birth, infertility and IVF.

It might seem on the surface that these are area’s in which we feel we should instinctively manage and know how to cope with. However, I believe, this is when we can  unnecessarily criticise ourselves, see ourselves as unnatural, not good enough or experience feelings of anger. As a result we can often feel locked in emotions such as guilt, shame, bewilderment and, as mentioned before, anger. Together we can begin to explore and unpack these states of mind, with a view to finding an understanding to these difficult, delicate and sensitive issues.

Addictions:

You might find yourself beginning to seek comfort in:

  • Alcohol  
  • Drug misuse
  • Gambling,
  • Overeating,
  • Shopping.
  • The use of the Internet.  

On the other hand you might be in recovery from an addiction. Wherever you might be in this cycle of behaviour, together we can begin or continue to untangle these unhelpful, some times destructive impulses and explore their origins.

If you are experiencing any of these difficulties  you might find psychotherapy helpful.