Creating Choices & Voices
Helping you on to the path of self determination
I provide Psychoeducation for parents and children and I will encourage you to discuss ADHD and how it can affect your daily functioning. I can help children, teenagers and adults make sense of being diagnosed with ADHD and can help you cope and live with the condition. I offer coaching and support to parents to help them adapt their parenting style in order to work more effectively with the child.
I provide a safe space for you to explore issues around your self –esteem, how you feel about yourself usually dictates how you live your life and the decisions you make – and how you view others too. Working to improve your self-esteem takes time and effort. It requires courage and honesty to confront the things in yourself you don’t like but in the long-term it is a worthwhile task which should help you to feel better about yourself and your life.
Depression, can happen suddenly as a result of physical illness, experiences dating back to childhood, unemployment, bereavement, family problems or other life-changing events. I provide a safe confidential space to explore the issues that are causing you to suffer from low mood. Sometimes, there may be no clear reason for your depression but, whatever the original cause, identifying what may affect how you feel and the things that are likely to trigger depression is an important first step
Social Anxiety, is much more than “shyness”. It can be intense fear and anxiety over simple everyday activities, such as shopping or speaking on the phone. I will provide you with a safe space and strategies to make social interaction easier.
people can be about their sexuality and this can cause a lot of anxiety and heartache. Some people know from an early age that they are gay or lesbian and have stronger feelings for their same sex rather than the opposite sex.. You don’t need to label yourself or be pushed into any one direction – you need to do what feels right for you and in time you will know what feels right. I will provide you with the space to think about these issues and make the right decision for yourself.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), can occur after a traumatic event. Symptoms vary but can include panic attacks and flashbacks where you relive the event. Left untreated it can lead to self-medicating with alcohol, prescription drugs or illegal drugs. I can provide you with a safe environment to discuss issues and bring about some resolution.
I will provide individual counselling for people who have been the victim of domestic violence. I will help you to detach themselves from the partner’s behaviour and not self- blame and restore self-esteem and re-examine healthy ways of relating.
Relationships, problems come in all shapes and sizes so if you’re feeling distraught, worn out or desperate for help, then please come and see me to help you navigate your way to a solution. I will not tell you what to do I will provide you with a safe space to come up with your own solutions that feel right for you as a couple.
Parenting, I am a qualified to deliver the evidenced based Webster Stratton incredible years parenting program and enhancing adoptive parenting program. So if you are having problems with boundaries, routines and behaviour I will help you provide a more structured environment for your family, where you will feel more in control and your children will feel safe and held.