‘There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.’ – Maya Angelou

I understand how hard it can be to seek support for invisible, intangible inner distress. Perhaps you’re endlessly browsing self-help books online. Perhaps you’re drinking more than you know you should, or using substances to get by. Trained, one-to-one support, in a safe, confidential space separate from the pressures of your daily life, could be what you need.

In me you will find an empathetic ear for your concerns, a true mirror allowing you to see how beliefs, behaviours and patterns born of past experiences limit you, a sounding board for ideas on how to change course, and a loyal, honest support as you begin to do so.

In our first session, our conversation will allow me to gain a clear understanding of your situation, why you’re seeking support, and what you want to achieve. I’ll also set out how counselling works, explain the ethics that ensure complete client confidentiality and answer any questions you may have.

One of the many things about Relational, Transactional Analysis that make it appealing to many clients is that it can be tailored to be short-term or longer, depending on the client’s ambitions for their counselling. Another is the simple, accessible language and concepts it uses to explore how clients’ earlier experiences have become painful obstacles, and how they might begin to resolve them.

Moving forward, I will ask questions to help you reveal deep insights into your situation. My role is not to ‘fix’ you, nor do I have all the answers, but I will work with you to build new coping skills and self-awareness, and help you maintain a steady focus on where you want to get to in your life as you begin to remake it. And while counselling is not always a bed of roses, and can get thorny along the way, the rewards can be truly transformative.