Areas of treatment focus
I offer treatment to people from all walks of life, including native Spanish speakers. My main areas of clinical focus are the issues arising out of childhood abuse and trauma, including physical, sexual, emotional, intellectual and spiritual wounding. Because so many psychological conditions arise out of disordered family of origin dynamics, exploration of these issues is a common thread throughout my work, specially in long-term therapy where time more comfortably allows. Specific areas and conditions addressed in both short- and long-term therapy include:
General - low self-esteem, indecision, fear and anxiety, phobias, depression, confusion and poor motivation, 'stuckness' in life
Relationships - including relationship break-up, family break-down, bullying, inability to establish and maintain relationships, obsession and stalking
Addictions - including to sex, sex and love, pornography, drugs, alcohol, food, work (I work extensively with the 12-Step framework for clients struggling with addiction)
Gender issues - including same-sex attraction, lesbian and gay issues and gender identity e.g. trans and non binary.
Physical illness - including difficulty coping with diagnoses and medical conditions in relation to self and others
Self-harm - including suicidal ideation and physical self-attack
Work - including redundancy, chronic unemployment, money worries, overwork and underwork, dissatisfaction and 'stuckness' in work
Money - including debting, compulsive spending, hoarding, compulsive stealing, living on the financial edge, inability to support oneself and/or family
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB), am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
To discuss more about these areas or any aspect of trauma counselling, please contact me. Anything you tell me will be kept in strict confidence.