I am an experience counsellor psychotherapist working with both children and adults.
I specialise in medium to long term therapy working with Trauma be it childhood emotional, sexual, physical or verbal abuse, accident, victim of crime, violence, terminal illness and sudden bereavement.
A few of the symptoms associated with Trauma are: insomnia, anxiety, stress, flashbacks, loss of self esteem and self loathing, feelings of deep sadness, guilt and anger, emotional detachment or self meditating through drugs or alcohol.
My love of animals and nature has led me to explore the ways in which I can include the healing spirit of nature within my counselling psychotherapy sessions. This may be through working with the creative arts, sand tray, mindfulness and sometimes in the outdoors amongst nature itself, this is helpful for issues which are really difficult to put into words.
I will help you gently tune in to your bodies natural responses to trauma, responses which you may be totally unaware are happening. Once tuned in you can start to have control over how your body reacts to events and thus control over your thoughts and behaviour.
Within my work I integrate a variety of theoretical approaches such as Gestalt, CBT and TA. I also include body orientated and transpersonal work within our counselling sessions. I am based in Brixham, Torbay, Devon, TQ5. My work with sand tray is also very usefull when working with couples and relationship issues.
The areas I cover are Brixham, TQ5, Paignton, TQ3,Torquay, TQ1, Dartmouth, Galmpton, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes and South Hams.
If you have issues regarding couples counselling, generalised anxiety, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar, family issues, seasonal affective disorder I may also be able to help you...