Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. [attributed to Frankl but also Rollo May, Steven Covey and variations thereof – see here for more information on this quote]
When a new year – or even a new decade – arrives, this can come with a desire to make some goals, start afresh, and more. People make New Year’s resolutions but without any clear plan to follow through and by February, those resolutions have morphed back into our psyches and we revert to our “old selves”. Disappointed perhaps that we didn’t “try harder”.
Counter intuitively perhaps, if this happens to you, why not take a moment and just breathe; don’t justify why you were unable to follow through nor berate yourself. It really is OK.
OR…. set yourself a clear target. Use S.M.A.R.T. goals (specific, measurable, agreed, reasonable and time based). For example I am planning to run a half marathon in May. I look up training plans and I download one that suits me. By the time of completing the race in May I anticipating feeling pretty good the goal has been achieved.
If your plan is to lose weight, why look up a relevant way of eating that suits you (this is not a one-size fits all, it has to suit your lifestyle) and make a plan, imagine how it would feel to fit into those slimmer clothes you have stored away in your “thin wardrobe” (have you got “two” wardrobes?). Joining a slimming club where you have continuous accountability from others. Research shows that the more support you have from others, the greater chance of success.
If you want to resolve relationship crises, unravel those arguments having a mediator, counsellor, therapist on hand to help you move forwards will give you a better chance of finding that sought-after peace, with tools to support you and catch you mid argument so you can stop and see another’s perspective.
A great tip I learned is to imagine for a moment that person is you, or you are that person. See the world through their eyes, imagine how it really feels to be them. Then, and only then will you feel better equipped to manage disagreements. Feuds can be avoided or smoothed over if we all take the time to consider one-another.
My specialisms are in the area of stress, relationships and anxiety and I can give you the safe space you need to process issues that are bothering you.
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You may be struggling to resolve relationship conflict or a significant relationship has broken down. Maybe you’re in a new relationship but just not happy? Want to figure out why you don’t quite “feel yourself”?
I have personal first hand experience of difficult relationships, with the added experience and knowledge to support you.
If you would like to book in for a session, please email me to make sure we are the right fit to work together. Check out the links below to download my therapy contract and online form.
Therapy is an active process which requires energy from both of us to effect change. If you want me to wave a magic wand, then I am not the right therapist for you. In addition if you are looking for low-cost therapy please check out:
- Anxiety & Stress
- Relationship Therapy
- Affairs / Betrayals
- Relationships after baby comes along
- Guided Visualisation for Relaxation
- Hypnotherapy for weight loss, anxiety, stress, insomnia, fear of flying
- Creative Writing for therapy
My therapy is unique to you. I am an “integrative therapist” trained in Counselling, Psychotherapy, NLP, Hypnotherapy, BWRT and EFT.
My aim is to help you to help yourself draw on your inner strengths. We all hold tools within us for positive change through effective support. It is also my belief that for the most part, as human beings, we seek connection and comfort from our wider social sphere and if this is absent, we may suffer emotionally and mentally. You only need to take a look at mental health news to see that anxiety and depression are climbing upwards as we attempt to rely on ourselves as separate individuals.
I qualified with a psychology degree with the Open University in 2006, supplementing this with counselling and psychotherapy training, followed by hypnotherapy in 2013, and have worked in placements and private practice since 2008.
Prior to studying psychology, I worked in PA / Office Manager roles, supporting Managing Director(s) of multi national companies in commercial enterprises. I have always held a strong interest in people and the patterns of human processes. Our well-being is important for survival and given effective support, we can find find tools within for change.
Fees are currently £50 per individual session
Fees for couples are £60 per session.
I also work via Skype, Zoom or Vsee video conferencing. It may be possible to do Walking Therapy where we do an hour’s circular walk.