What conditions do you work with?

Addictions, Alcohol Problems, Anger, Anxiety, Assertiveness, Bereavement, Bullying, Childhood Issues, Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME), Debt, Divorce, Fear, Lack of Meaning in Life, Loneliness, Loss, Midlife Crisis, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Attacks, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationship Issues, Sadness, Self Harm, Sleeping Problems, Stage Fright, Stress, Suicidal Thoughts, Work Issues, Work Life Balance

Do talking therapies work?

Research evidence about the effectiveness of counselling and psychotherapy overall is relatively unambiguous: counselling does work. For a wide range of types of psychological distress, both subjective client reports and more objective measurements indicate that counselling and psychotherapy are effective, both in the short term and over longer time periods. For certain kinds of psychological distress, such as depression, some evidence also suggests that the benefits of counselling can interact positively with medications such as anti-depressants: in other words, counselling and medication together sometimes offer better results than either counselling or medication on their own.

How long does therapy take?

It will depend on the issue and on you. Usually, I will contract with you to work on something in paticular for a period of three months, after which you can decide whether to contract for longer.