As a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) I seek to develop a trusting and meaningful therapeutic relationship with the people I support. This provides an environment in which an individual can discuss the often complex and distressing issues they are facing in their lives and relationships. These issues can create a significant disruption in an individual’s sense of self, their relationships with others and their perception of their own identity within these relationships and society. These challenges can manifest in many ways, such as:
Post Traumatic Stress
Substance use and misuse
Attentional/ learning difficulties
loss of confidence
Chronic fatigue and/or pain
Grief and sadness
Relational disruptions and stress
Through psychotherapy these issues can be explored collaboratively within a trusting relationship. In my experience addressing an individual’s mental health needs and challenges are never a straight line from one point to another. Rather they are a complex interaction of an individual’s self-identity developed through their collective experiences, emotions, thoughts, perceptions and how these have been impacted by their challenges.
"Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion"