I work with people in a psychodynamic and humanistic way, from the Jungian perspective of an integrated Self and the Mindful perspective of connection to others, so that my clients can work towards:
- Wellbeing – mental, emotional, physical
- Healthy relationships with family members, friends, work colleagues and community members
As an integrative counsellor & psychotherapist I support people in addressing:
- Lack of Motivation and Energy
- Anger Management
- Difficult Relationships
- Grief and Bereavement
- Panic Attacks
- Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
- Disordered and unhealthy alcohol use and/or recreational drug use
- Questions around gender identity and sexual orientation
Your initial session
I schedule an initial 50 minute session with people so that we can meet and talk – and find out if we feel comfortable working together. If we both feel comfortable, we then schedule our regular, weekly session of therapy. We discuss my fee at that initial session. I ask people to pay me weekly, by bank transfer, on the day of the therapy session.
Counselling vs Psychotherapy
Counselling is usually short or medium term work on a specific topic or issue. Psychotherapy is usually medium to longer term work, addressing more than one issue, with more depth.
Tips to boost your mental health
1. Make social connection — especially face-to-face — a priority
Phone calls and social networks have their place, but few things can beat the stress-busting, mood-boosting power of quality face-to-face time with other people.
2. Stay active
Staying active is as good for the brain as it is for the body. Regular exercise or activity can have a major impact on your mental and emotional health, relieve stress, improve memory, and help you sleep better.
3. Talk to someone
Talk to a friendly face. In-person social interaction with someone who cares is one of the most effective ways to calm your nervous system and relieve stress.