My response to COVID measures

As lockdown eases and we remain vigilant, my view is that there is a balance to be struck between providing support for my clients’ mental health, while remaining vigilant about COVID infection control. It seems like COVID will be around for some time, possibly increasing in prevalence during the Autumn/Winter of 2020. That said, I … Read more

The “Black Dog” of Depression

Winston Churchill described his own depression as the “black dog” which plagued his life. Depression is defined in the dictionary as ‘severe, typically prolonged, feelings of despondency and dejection.’ Then there’s the medical definition which says it’s ‘a mental condition characterised by severe feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy, typically accompanied by a lack of energy … Read more

What to Expect from Couple Counselling

It can be a big step to consider couple therapy – exposing difficulties in your relationship to someone else. I’m often asked what couples can expect from the first session. It’s natural to be curious or even anxious about what’s going to happen. To begin with, I introduce myself and my ethical way of working. … Read more

Life After a Break-Up

An unexpected relationship break-up can affect us deeply. Relationship problems are one of the biggest triggers for clients coming to see me for counselling. It can be a really upsetting time, dealing with the loss of the relationship and missing the person who has ended it. However, there can be light at the end of … Read more

Client Testimonial

This feedback arrived spontaneously the day after a counselling client completed their sessions. (Their words are being posted anonymously for ethical reasons of confidentiality.) “I just wanted to send a quick e~mail to thank you for your help the last three weeks, you have given me some good strategies to help me cope which has … Read more