Common thoughts that lead people to come to counselling include the following: "I can't get rid of my anger." "Will this grief never end?" , "Why can't I form meaningful relationships?", "I can't bear living with this anxiety", "I can't see any point in anything.", "Why am I drinking so much?", "I feel so stressed at work all the time." and "I often feel that life is not worth living." When such thoughts and feelings seriously affect our ability to enjoy life then it may be time to think about getting help.
In the work I do it is important to build a sense of trust in order that you feel comfortable enough to discuss and explore difficult and perhaps embarrassing feelings that you may never have expressed to anyone else before. I will endeavour to listen deeply, sensitively and without judgement to what you bring.
For me the question of meaning will be central to working with you. Often emotional difficulties such as addiction, depression and anxiety are about a fundamental loss of meaning in a person’s life; often these feelings of loss can be profound and overwhelming. The work we do will be about helping you rediscover a sense of purpose in your life.
- Years in Practice: 4 Years
- Membership: Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland / Counsellor
- Training: I trained as a Psychodynamic Counsellor at the Garnethill Centre in Glasgow / 2017
- Anger Management
- Domestic Violence
- Men's Issues
- Sexual Abuse
Types of Therapy