It can be helpful to know that a therapist has specialist experience in particular areas.
For some, it can be very useful to put a name or a label to a problem and for others it can feel like a trap.
'Disorder' can sound pejorative - or it can be
a helpful description of a particular kind or struggle.
We know that people are are much more than the issues or labels that can limit them,
or the situations and experiences that challenge them.
It is important to discover what else might be possible,
beyond or through the issue that is presenting or causing troubles.
My experience over the years has been extensive:
from those with a serious diagnoses to those who want to take some time to contemplate a change in vocation,
and very many who struggle with losses of all kinds, anxieties, anger, sadness, grief and relationship difficulties.
In general, if something has happened or is interrupting your ability to feel OK,
talking about it with someone trained to help make sense of things is known to be beneficial.
I have also worked with many clients who are artists, scientists, therapists or athletes. People in these and leadership roles can also experience times when they need some support, another way to reflect or process what they are going through. What we discover together within the therapy includes reconciling a known issue, engaging with a new revelation, harnessing something creatively that was previously stagnant, elusive or chaotic.
I have witnessed clients discover great change for the better in their outlook, motivation, relationships and understanding.
Clients have found greater capacity to develop and sustain meaningful and lasting insight towards living as they intend.Issues I have experience in treating include:
abuse, adoption, affairs, anger, anxiety, attachment and bonding issues, belonging, bereavements and losses, betrayal, breakdowns, bullying, career or work changes and issues, childhood issues, chronic-fatigue, commitment, complexity, compulsions, dependency/independence, depression, disillusionment and disappointment, divorce and separation, eating disorders, existential worries, facing physical changes or difficulties, fear, fidelity, gender, grief, guilt, identity, illness, infidelity, intimacy, jealousy, life-stage issues, loneliness, loss, low self esteem, memories, marital problems, miscarriage, neo-natal loss, nightmares, obsessive thoughts, overwhelm, pain, panic, parental issues, physical struggles, pregnancy problems, PTSD, recovery, regret, relationship problems, responsibilities, sadness, self-confidence, self-harm, sensitivity, sexuality, sibling issues, social anxiety, social confusion, sorrow, spirituality, stillbirth, stress, stuckness, tics, trauma, unfulfillment, worries about someone else...