Therapy can seem intimidating, but it is an important step toward better mental health that affects every aspect of our lives. It takes strength, courage and commitment to acknowledge that you want to work on yourself and that there are parts of your life that you would like to change. These may include concerns about your mood, self-confidence, relationship difficulties and work stress or generally feeling lost, stuck or overwhelmed. Through this process, you can gain a better understanding of yourself, your experiences and how contexts have shaped these experiences.
We will work together to help you become aware of and respond effectively to your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This may involve learning to reframe or detach from thoughts and strategies to manage difficult emotions. We can explore how you developed certain behaviours because they were useful before, but are not anymore, and which ones would be helpful now. Therapy may also focus on helping you to develop self-compassion and recognize your strengths, building your sense of confidence and ability to cope with challenges.
I have completed Master’s degrees in Applied Social Psychology and Counselling Psychology, which have given me extensive knowledge in how to identify, understand and treat mental health concerns. I work with clients in a way that is authentic, collaborative and supportive. Although therapy can be difficult, I find one of the ways to make it more comfortable is to know that it’s okay to laugh and find humour in it. If you’d like more information or to book a free consultation, please send me an email.