About Therapy

Counselling and Psychotherapy have been around for years. There are many different types of therapeutic interventions.

I am a qualified Attachment Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. This type of therapy focuses on the attachments between people. The first attachments that anyone makes have a profound effect on future relationships.

  • What Benefits can be Expected?

Therapy can help you to move towards your full potential in life. It is empowering and can help people to find their voice after years of being silenced. It can also help you to find peace of mind.

  • What is psychotherapy and counselling?

They are  processes that allow a person to come to a fuller understanding of their abilities, difficulties, motivations or worries, in conjunction with the therapist. This confidential relationship is mutually trusting and can continue for months or even years.

Each of us is unique and able to change.

People come to psychotherapy with a wide variety of issues and emotional difficulties they want to address.

If you are considering beginning psychotherapy/counselling, you may or may not know what the problem is, or what is causing your distress or emotional pain.

The sorts of difficulties I will be addressing and I have helped people with include:


– Confusion about who you are, problems with identity

– Impact of violence, abuse and trauma

– Feeling afraid, panicky and stressed

– Experiencing anxiety, depression or suicidal feelings

– Feeling held back or stuck in your life

– Addictions, phobias and obsessions, eating problems, self-harm

– Feeling empty, lonely, abandoned, unable to make lasting relationships

– Difficulty in relating, issues of intimacy in relationship

– Loss, bereavement, relationship breakdown

– Problems around sex or sexuality

– Difficulties in family relationships

– Feeling in crisis or in a state of breakdown

– Impact of problems at work, unemployment or bullying.



How can Psychotherapy and counselling  help you, and how do they work?

In my work, I recognise that childhood adversity, early life experiences, and the environment in which one grows up, defines who we are. Psychotherapy and Counselling can provide emotional support and empathy to enable a person to accept their feelings and manage them better. In using a ‘relational style’ approach in psychotherapy, I engage with the person, modelling meaningful relationships. This offers the possibility for a paradigm shift in the person’s life and can lead, not to just stabilisation of their symptoms, but a real change in their lives.



In Case of emergency 

For immediate support during a crisis  (in the UK)

– Contact NHS Direct (0845 46 47) or NHS 24 in Scotland (08454 24 24 24). These lines are open all day every day. The nurses can advise you from a medical point of view what your best course of action may be in any given circumstances.
In an emergency situation you can call 999 or go to your nearest A&E.

– Contact your GP – they may be able to offer you support themselves, or refer you to specialist mental health services. If your GP surgery is closed they will have an out of hours service you can contact instead.

– The Samaritans are there to listen 24 hours a day. Call on 08457 90 90 90.

– Saneline offers emotional support out of office hours and is open everyday 6pm to 11pm on 0845 767 8000.

– Most areas have a mental health crisis team available 24 hours a day, you should be able to get their contact details via your local council or social services, or see them via A&E.