Category: Psychotherapy

You Are Not to Blame

Surviving the loss of a loved one, who took their own life through suicide, has a number of complexities that the natural death of a loved one, may not necessarily have.  Some, or all, of the following responses are common: Shock Frustration Anger Disbelief Denial Helplessness Fixating on the imagined, or known, image of the…

Give Yourself a Thumbs Up

This Spring has seen rather chilly weather here in England.  That said, we had a gloriously sunny day for sharing some family time out and about, last weekend.  Here is a rough snapshot of me beside the River Alde at Snape, here in the English county of Suffolk: I am fortunate to live in a beautiful county…

A Fond Farewell

Contrary to what one might expect, one of the most difficult aspects of completing a course of Counselling or Psychotherapy is, for some, the ending itself.  The final stages of therapy, as much as the ending itself, may serve as a reminder of other endings that have been experienced in life or may simply be an emotional…

Skype Counselling

Therapy, wherever you choose to be… I offer Counselling, Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision via Skype. Why Use Skype? Perhaps you live abroad, or you are some distance from my treatment rooms, but you want to have your counselling, psychotherapy or clinical supervision sessions with a UK trained, UK accredited Counsellor or Psychotherapist? Don’t worry about differences…

The Art of Feeling

“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso. Being Creative. As a qualified and accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I have, for years, helped many clients to find innovative ways to express themselves when finding words becomes difficult.  This has been through the use of art materials and the use of…

Anxiety – From Foe to Friend

In my role as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I meet many people who suffer with anxiety.  The symptoms they experience are usually a combination of the emotional and the physical and the result can be a very disturbing and destabilising sense of anguish. An Unhelpful Context. I find myself disappointed by the way in which…

Managing Addiction

From 2004 – 2007, I was the Service Manager of a medical and psychotherapy treatment service for those seeking support in overcoming substance abuse addiction; one of the services of Cranstoun group.  The service covered the London Borough of Croydon; one of the most diverse of London’s Boroughs. The treatment service was classed as a Tier…

Bridging the Divide

In 2003, I worked in a role that supported Victims of Hate Crime.  My counselling and psychotherapy skills were used to support men and women who had been targeted by abuse and violence due to being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or other similar defined status.  I also supported those who had been targeted by prejudice and…

How to Start to Change

“Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better”. – Richard Hooker; 1554 – 1600. We Might Accept the Status Quo. I am reminded, in my work with my clients, that even when change is the obvious or necessary next step, even when change is desired, change is a process that can trigger…

Plan Your Way Out of Winter Blues

The tourists have left, children are back at school, farmers have almost completed their harvests and, to be found in fields around most villages, plump pumpkins add a warm orange glow to the landscape. Here, in the beautiful English county of Suffolk, people are soaking up the occasional warm days left over from summer, stocking up on…