HOW I HELP
 
Bereavement & complicated grief
I have many years of experience working with adults, adolescents and young people who have been bereaved. This includes working with sudden, accidental, traumatic death and infant loss. How we grieve is unique to us as individuals and as an independent counsellor, I can help those who find it too difficult to talk to family or friends. Suicidal thoughts and feelings are not uncommon during the pain of grief and the risk of suicide can be real and is heightened for bereavements in some circumstances, or for some individuals.

Problem Gambling
I have successfully assisted many individuals to stop problem gambling by helping and supporting them to foster ways of coping through understanding possible underlying issues and recognising and addressing connected issues that are causing harm. The aim of therapy is to establish a productive and alternative lifestyle without the need of problem gambling.

Family members of a problem gambler
I also provide counselling support to family members of a problem gambler. Exploring coping behaviours, strategies, social support, options of further specialist help will increase awareness and understanding.

Wider community
Typically I also work with stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, childhood experiences, abuse & trauma, guilt, shame, feeling suicidal, emotional distress, substance abuse, bipolar disorders, post traumatic stress, termination, suicidal ideation, self-harming, eating disorders, sleep problems, relationships, mental health issues, loss and bereavement.

Working with children
The Octagon is a safe, non-judgmental place for children and teenagers to express themselves verbally or creatively, allowing them to bring what they need to their session.  

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My Experience
  • Independent Infant, Primary & Secondary School Counsellor
  • Wide range of school related issues
  • Family life
  • Adolescents & young people
  • Abuse & trauma
  • Feelings of dissatisfaction
  • Low self esteem
  • Troubling thoughts & feelings
  • Childhood experiences
  • Loss, grief & bereavement
  • Creative interventions to support grieving Children & Young People
  • Sudden & Traumatic Death - specialisation
  • Sudden Infant Loss
  • Compulsive Gambling & Compulsive behaviours - specialisation
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Mental Health - Anxiety & Depression
  • Stress
  • Life & relationships
  • Communicating with significant others
 


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