Deciding to have therapy can be quite frightening, for some people, and many people believe they will be judged by others or that it must mean there is something seriously wrong with them. This is a social stigma and the worry of how it may effect work or how they are viewed by work colleagues, friends and family is very difficult to manage - adding further stress. Seeking therapy does not mean you are 'mad' or 'losing your marbles' and it takes a very brave person to seek help from someone else, to discuss their issues and explore how they can find equilibrium again. Life events tend to trigger all sorts of emotion and reaction and it is usually your nervous system in relation to your thoughts and feelings that has lost its balance. In its simplest terms, therapy re-balances the conflict between your thoughts, feelings and nervous system and this is generally done through talking or with young people through the arts and creative mediums - helping you to become more aware of unconscious processes, your senses, your feelings and what they mean. This process can help to integrate your different states into a functioning whole, alleviating anxiety and blocks that prevent you from achieving your personal goals in life. This is called self-regulation.
For some people this imbalance started from a very young age due to the individual enduring regular traumatic events and for others it may have been triggered by a sudden traumatic or upsetting event.
Please feel free to email or call to find out more.
If you decide to have a first meeting I will guide you through the process before we meet, including written information on what to expect during your first meeting, where I am based, parking and cost. I charge a full fee for a first meeting but will reimburse you half of the cost if you decide you do not want to go ahead.