I work with adults, teenagers and children over 6 years old. All sessions are held at Central Wellness, 2 Allenby Business Village, Lincoln, LN3 4NL.
For me, counselling is about offering a safe and warm place for you to come and share the more difficult aspects of your life that perhaps you are unable to share with others. Sometimes difficult emotions or memories can seem just too big to cope with by yourself and the act of talking them through with someone else can make all the difference and create a bit more breathing space.
Throughout my clinical experience I have adopted various psychological tools such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) and clinical mindfulness (MBCT). Some people find these tools extremely valuable in helping them break free from old habits and live with more openness and peace. It may be that right now you just need someone to listen without judgement or advice.
Human suffering comes in many forms; reasons for someone to come for counselling may include: depression, loneliness, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress, bereavement, relationship difficulties (including our relationship with food), addiction, self-injury and suicidal thoughts. I have undergone specialist training in working with trauma and have helped people with experiences such as childhood abuse, bullying and terrorist bombings – trauma can have such a debilitating effect on us and can prevent us from living full and meaningful lives. No matter the cause of the trauma, it affects the brain in a similar way and relief generally comes through moving the traumatic memory into normal long term memory. By actively working through the trauma, a new possibility of the future unfolds. As the Desiderata wisely says: "With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be brave, strive to be happy."
If you would like to find out more about me and the services I offer, please feel free to give me a call on 07949 416057 or email email@example.com to arrange a free consultation.
Some younger children find expressing themselves through play easier than talking. From an outside perspective, it may look like we are just playing, but there is something magical at work here. It is almost as though the toys are absorbing the pain from deep within. By entering into the world of play, a child’s pain and distress can be seen more clearly and the process of healing can begin.
Playing is not just for children though. Many adults find creative therapies such as sand tray, art and clay modelling extremely beneficial as they can allow deep insights into ourselves and our relationships with others.
I have a lot of experience and training in working with young people with autism and learning disabilities. Depending on the severity of the condition, therapy may or may not be beneficial, please chat to me if you are unsure.