Talking about your feelings can evoke vulnerability, it can feel exposing and uncomfortable. Until now, you may have pushed those feelings down, locked them away in a box or numbed them out. I can see why that may have felt the 'easier' option.
I believe that these responses, as natural as they feel, can be limiting, harmful & neglectful to ones needs. I also believe we can grow & manage life differently, given the right environment & support.
Now that you are here, considering speaking to me, I want you to know that I am here to hold a safe space for you and help you be curious about those feelings, thoughts and behaviours.
A safe space
Creating a safe and confidential space for you is my priority. I understand that making this decision to attend talking therapy may already be a huge step for you. I offer a space where you can bring your reality without judgement, where you can share at a pace that is comfortable for you.
No matter how "together" you may look on the outside, everybody experiences the challenges of life, which can often result in feelings of anxiety, loneliness, shame or anger, to name just a few.
Benefits of Counselling
The aim is to help you explore and unearth the root of your concerns, in counselling we typically look back to move forward. Together we can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, aiming to create a roadmap for you to manage moving ahead.
Are you responding to life in ways that result in you feeling stuck, repeating patterns or behaviours that do not serve you well? Or maybe you feel life is responding to you in that way. Do any of the following sound familiar?
Abandoning own needs "people pleasing"
Unhealthy engagement with work, substances, sex or relationships
I work with individuals who experience the following:
Low self esteem - not feeling good enough
Abandoning own needs - lack of boundaries
Challenges expressing feelings or needs
I am a qualified Person Centred counsellor which is a form of talking therapy whilst integrating Transactional Analysis which incorporates aspects of humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural therapy.
Give me a call or drop me a message and we can start your conversation.
I also offer youth counselling.
15-18 Year Olds
I have been working with young people since 2014, many of whom are neuro divergent.
During this time a core thread running through all of their experiences has been isolation and exclusion, be it; from their friends, a parent, moving area/country, education and for some, ultimately exclusion from their true self.
What happens as a result of this isolation and exclusion varies from a loss of direction, self-belief and/or a paralysing fear of not being good enough. When you throw in an addiction to social media, these feelings and thoughts are further compounded.
This isolation and exclusion – and associated pain – can often be hidden by responses of “I don’t care” or “what is the point”. I see beyond this to their mental, and often, physical anguish.
I offer counselling in the following areas for young people aged 15-18 years:
Low self esteem
Loss and bereavement
Contact me for a free 30 minute introductory session to explore your needs and how we can work together. Message below and I will contact you ASAP, alternatively call me on +31 623 846 450.
Tel: +31 623 846 450