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The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

Carl R. Rogers, On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy

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As a person-centred counsellor working from a humanistic model I strongly believe that each individual has the potential to make changes to their lives, to take control and to regain their power.

You may feel as if you don't quite 'fit', or that you don't function the same way as others and you may have a constant inward battle with yourself, telling yourself you are not good enough or worse.  The truth is we are constantly under pressure to be a certain way in order to be accepted in society or to please others, and our lives end up being a constant series of "shoulds".

We act in certain ways in order to feel accepted and with this our true self is being pushed further and further away.  This can lead to problems, such as depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, social anxiety, unsuccessful relationships, family issues, a feeling of being stuck, among many other difficult feelings.

Our own acceptance of who we are as an individual can be difficult to find but plays a big part in moving towards change. 

The counselling journey can be a little uncomfortable as we explore parts of you that have been hidden in order for you to feel safe or accepted.  I will be with you during those times and offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space for you to explore what may have happened in the past to contribute to how you feel today, or events that are currently affecting your life.

I will listen to truly understand how the world looks and feels from your perspective and help you, with gentle challenging, to focus on what changes you can make.

Together we can use different forms of therapy to help your process.

I have worked with clients who have struggled with depression, anxiety, loneliness, psychosis, borderline personality disorder, low self esteem, relationship problems, ex offenders and many other issues, large or small.

This process can take different time scales for different people which is why I offer short or long-term counselling.