Depression and anxiety
Current statistics tell us that 1 in 4 of us will experience low mood or anxiety in our lives. It may be that these issues have been your constant companion for many years or have suddenly turned up in your life. Both can be daunting and life limiting. Drawing from my own experience and the most up to date, evidence based practice, I am able to offer support and practical tools to help you to overcome these issues and their impact on your day to day life.
I have spent 5 years specialising in working with young people and adults with Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge eating problems. For many people I have worked with,what started out as a way of trying to gain control amidst the challenges of life, actually became a life controlling problem with more negative consequences than positives. The therapy I offer will give you a chance to reflect on the impact that your eating problem is having on your daily life and whether you want to change. My approach is down to earth, using humour, creativity and your best hopes to guide the pace and direction of the therapy.
Emotional eating and weight problems
Do you turn to food when you are stressed, tired, upset, down or angry? Has this led to you gaining weight? You may have tried every diet under the sun but constantly feel a sense of failure, leaving you feeling out of control and hopeless about your ability to change. Rather than another diet plan, I can help you to understand your relationship with food and the emotions that lead you to turn to food. By asking you to monitor your daily eating and emotions you will uncover the habits and patterns to your eating and together we will work on alternatives to using food to deal with your emotions.
The roller-coaster journey of parenting
Have you reached the end of your tether with your toddler or teenager? Are you finding the current season of parenting a challenge and worrying about the future? I can offer you a calm and supportive space in the midst of your busy life, where over a brew you can share your concerns without criticism and find reassurance.
I am experienced in working with trauma related issues/PTSD, body image, loss and bereavement, self- esteem and stress management.