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There are times when life can be challenging, frustrating or downright difficult leaving us feeling confused lost and sometimes helpless as to what to do to try and put things right. These are the times when seeking the help of a professional therapist can be both helpful and empowering.
Many people are afraid of choosing counselling because they are distrustful of the idea or because they see themselves or think others might see them as weak or a failure.
This is not the case, by choosing counselling you are simply acknowledging that there is a problem and taking responsibility to resolve the problem before it has knock on effects on other areas of your life and general well-being. It is a worthwhile step forward allowing you to explore yourself and make positive changes to improve you life.
If you have accepted there is a problem you are already on the path to solving it.
When there is a problem often just talking to someone who can listen without judgement can make a considerable difference to the way that you feel.
The chance to discuss your concerns in a safe non judgemental situation and to understand that your concerns are both genuine and normal is a good starting point from which to move forward and explore ways of coming to terms with and dealing with them.
This is where finding the right professional help for you is important. It can be difficult to ‘open up’ to someone if you don’t feel comfortable and that you can trust them with your feelings. The experience can be challenging but honesty is important and productive and can improve optimism.
My therapeutic service is offered to suit your needs. It maybe that you feel you need to “see someone” for as long as it takes for you to feel well again. Or to work through “something that’s difficult to move on from”. We can talk this through when we meet and we can explore your options.
People often report:
*Feeling as though you don’t like yourself
*Persistent feelings of dissatisfaction
* Difficulty sleeping
* Having Relationship problems or going through Divorce or Separation
* Feelings of loneliness, moodiness, sadness, failure
* Getting “emotional” or tearful
* Drinking more than usual because you are not coping
* Feelings of being out of “control”
* Panic attacks
* Feelings of Guilt and/or anger
* Living through childhood trauma
My Consulting rooms in Tavistock are friendly and private and located centrally for parking and the bus station serving Plymouth and surrounding areas.
I am a Senior Accredited Therapist ( MBACP ) and a UKRC Independent Registered Therapist experienced over a number of years working in: GP Health Centres (NHS), Employee Assisted Programmes, including the Police Force, Ambulance Service and also in private practice.
I adhere to a professional Code of Ethics as set out by the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapist (BACP).
My approach to Therapy …………. Enabling & Empowering you to help yourself.