Having worked with diverse client presentations 15+ years, in private practice, NHS primary healthcare, BAME, Higher Education, and other contexts, I know Talking helps! Being 'real' helps! Expressing vulnerability,
, fear, helps! Talking about the past liberates, making sense of the present offers hope.
Straightaway, I wish to value your courage, tenacity, resilience, AND, your motivation in seeking support for whatever you are experiencing right now. You’ve shouldered responsibilities, managed pressures, pushed through, worked hard, strived to do your best, be your best, sacrificed time and energy, often putting the needs of others before your own. So why are you here? I imagine because life’s uncertainties, pressures and stressors have overwhelmed capacity to cope. It all feels “too" much. So often I've heard "it was such a 'little' thing, but it was the “straw that broke the camel’s back!”