Areas of expertise

 
 
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Relationships

Sometimes natural human tendencies such as people pleasing or caretaking can get out of hand, where they either cause you or others harm.

Awareness is one thing, learning how to skilfully communicate and assert yourself is at the root of relationship recovery.

I can help you understand what is driving your behaviour and develop strategies with you to find healthier ways of relating and meeting your needs.


Anxiety and Depression

When we feel disconnected from ourselves, unable to express and fulfil our needs and wants we can become anxious.

Anxiety is when this becomes a permanent ‘state’, with no apparent way out.

It can lead to panic attacks and OCD. Depression can seem like a bottomless pit of hopelessness, exhaustion and apathy.

The main antidote - connection to ourselves and others - not only seems impossible, but even undesirable: a real sense of ‘what’s the point’.

Just as anxiety and depression is individually experienced, so the treatment needs to be tailored within this framework.


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Addiction

Addiction affects all walks of life and can look different for different people.

Firstly, I offer information and education about what addiction is and is not. With this information we can then work on helping you change your behaviour and focus on what underlying drivers may be of influence.

There is no one 'cause' of addiction. It is like the perfect storm of personality, trauma, environment and genes.

With openness, honesty and willingness recovery is possible.