"What is the bravest thing you've ever said?" asked the boy.
"Help," said the horse.
Anxiety stems from our "flight or
fight". It can affect your mental
health when you feel anxious
every day and can’t remember
when you last felt relaxed.
It’s important to understand what
is causing your anxiety or you
may want to look at ways to break
out of a cycle of negative thoughts that are making you anxious.
Together we can look at steps
to address these issues and
find tools which will help
you shift these feelings
and emotions which trigger
the anxiety in us as individuals.
Even as adults, it can be scary to
ask for help, so consider how
daunting it can be for a child or
young person. If they have no one
to talk to or no one who
understands them, who can they
Counselling gives them the
opportunity to talk about how they feel without the fear of judgement.
I offer a safe environment for
children to express their feelings
whether verbally or creatively, so
we can understand what may have
caused them to feel this way and
work on finding that safe and
secure place in themselves.
Depression affects people in
different ways, they range from
lasting feelings of unhappiness
and hopelessness, to losing interest in the things you used to enjoy and feeling very tearful.
First step is talking to someone
and realising that depression is
not a weakness.
Together, in a safe environment we can explore those feelings with compassion and kindness. As human beings it is important to feel listened to and
understood. Using different approaches suitable to each person we can work on finding ways of finding that inner strength and self love.
Traumatic events are usually very sudden, or so buried that we don't understand what we are actually feeling. This could be an accident, illnesses, disasters, assault, sexual, emotional or other events which are potentially traumatic. Such events can leave us feeling shocked, disorientated, and distressed.
As your therapist I will help you make sense of your experiences and we will work together to understand, accept and overcome this event in a way that feels most comfortable and safe for you.
There are moments in our life were we may feel lost or unfulfilled and we don't know why. We may be searching for a purpose or a meaning to our life. As an existential counsellor I encourage clients to ask themselves what they want, where the source of meaning lies for them.
My aim is to help clients expand self-awareness and increase potential choices, to become present which helps with our future or past anxieties and eventually find our true self.