Who I can help

I have extensive experience in treating a range of presenting symptoms and difficulties. You may have been diagnosed with a particular presentation by either a GP or other professional and they recommended therapy. Or you may not be sure, wanting to explore and understand this with some support.

My areas of specialism are:

  • Depression
  • Panic Disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Health Anxiety Disorder (Hypochondriasis)
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD))
  • Obsessive Complusive Disorder (OCD)
  • Specific Phobia
  • Trichotillomania (Hair pulling or skin picking)
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Stress
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Life Transitions
  • Post-natal Depression
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Perfectionism
  • Trauma*;
Single Event such as an accident or sexual assault
  • Complex Trauma such as childwood sexual abuse or multiple traumatic experiences
  • Traumatic Grief

*When working with trauma it is always necessary to assess whether it is the right time to work on the specific traumatic material. This can depend on a numver of different factors such as the individual own coping startegies, support avaliable and their current circumastances. Trauma work starts with a preparation phase which will assess and/or teach coping startegies such as grounding techniques that help the individual to developer emotional regulation to help manage potential distress.

I work with trauma based presentations using EMDR therapy unless preference is for trauma-focused (tf-CBT).

This list is not exhaustive so if you do not see the area you are looking for support with please feel free to contact me to discuss. If I do not feel the way I work is going to be able to help your or is the most suitable form of therapy I can help make suggestions of what could help.
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