My professional background is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Supervisor registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I have been working in NHS and independent mental health services for 25 years and successfully supporting male and female clients on an individual or group basis. My specialist area is in recurrent Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Problems, Abuse, Self-Harm, past and recent Trauma and Self Esteem.
My clients come to me because they are struggling with daily intense anxious feelings, which can also be intense fears and are often accompanied with physical symptoms like restlessness, difficulties in concentration, experiencing nausea, stomach upset, rapid heart beat and breathing.
Some of my clients experience depressive symptoms such as being unusually sad or having irritable mood that doesn’t go away, a lack of energy, persistent tiredness and intense guilt feelings. This can result in feeling worthless, thinking about death and wishing to be dead.
Having these difficult feelings and thoughts have an impact and often result in relationship problems which then reinforces the ongoing cycle of darkness, being stuck and engaging in destructive behaviours either towards themselves or others. Often my clients have tried different approaches with little or no relief.
Attending a course of psychotherapy make my clients feel empowered, being in control of their actions as well as a reduction of their psychological issues. My clients have learned strategies to manage stressful life events, resulting in feeling content and enjoying life again.