It’s a New Dawn, It’s a New Day…

It is always lovely when people ask me about my work.  I am often asked about where I work, about the sort of work that I do and about my profession.  I thought it might be nice to share with my readers, something of what is a typical day for me, before I even get…

Onward and Upward

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…

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…

Approaching Self-Harm

To set the therapeutic context most widely regarded as integral to understanding and treating self-harm, one would consider the work of Melanie Klein (1882 – 1960).  Melanie Klein is widely regarded for developing Object Relations Theory.  An adult sufferer of depression herself and, through her work with one of Sigmund Freud’s (1856 – 1939)students; Sandor Ferenczi…

My Role as Clinical Supervisor

I provide Clinical Supervision services to Counsellors, Psychotherapists, support workers, health professionals and case workers in helping professions.  I practice from treatment rooms in The Natural Health Centre in Woodbridge, Suffolk.   I have been trained by NHS Suffolk as a Clinical Supervisor, as well as in-house training by some of the organisations I have been Service Manager of.…

Loss, Grief and Continuing Bonds

All too often, my family has experienced loss and the inevitable grief that follows.  I learnt, at the young age of six years, what it means for a person to die.  I learnt what it is to experience the following gaping hole of loss in our lives and I learnt that grief is a powerful force that takes…