Common Issues

There are many reasons why you may be seeking counselling or therapy, below are some of the most common ones I have worked with
  • Repeated unhelpful patterns: Having the same argument or choosing the same sort of partner? Or just being stuck in a cycle of depression or poor life choices.
  • Lack of control: Feeling powerless, paralysed by fear or obsessional thoughts, or a poor work/life balance, or just a feeling of being stuck.
  • Being your worst enemy: Making choices that don't seem to serve you or procrastinating about change, or self-sabotaging yourself.
  • Overcoming irrational fears: Just can't stop the thoughts and fears from running round and round in your head.
  • Relationship difficulties: Can't find the 'right' partner, grown apart or struggling to stay together. Difficulties in communication and connection with family members and/or friendship relationships.
  • Obsessive Thoughts or Compulsive Behaviours: Feeling trapped or controlled by thoughts or behaviours that are unwelcome, disturbing or distressing.

  • Self-Critical: Feeling negative about yourself, or finding yourself taking actions that self-sabotage your best efforts, leaving you with low confidence.
  • Depression: Low mood, habitual sadness, unable to motivate yourself.
  • Anger: Unable to contain your angry feelings, or unable to  voice your anger appropriately.
  • Sex: Problems of impotence, lacking in intimacy, suffering from compulsive sexual behavior, mismatched desire, past sexual trauma, confusion/fears around your sexual self or identity.
  • Trauma/ Dissociation: Struggling to come to terms with traumatic events in your life. This may manifest in many ways: scattered memories, night terrors and nightmares, intense feelings and/ or thoughts, extreme mood changes as well as subtle forms of changes in behaviour and sense of self.
  • Bereavement/Grief: Struggling  to be with intense/overwhelming feelings of separation or loss of a loved one.
  • Shame: Preoccupation with feelings of guilt or shame.
  • Over anxious: Stress, tension, agitation, and panic attacks.