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. It is about walking alongside you in your pain in the hope that my presence may make that pain a little more bearable. 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. Through this relationship of trust and warmth, I hope you can find a little more peace in your life; a life of meaning, love and contentment.
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.
If you would like to find out more about me and the services I offer, please feel free to send me an email or give me a call.
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.