chinese sage Lao Tzu once
said how a journey of a thousand miles must begin with a first step.
It's not always an easy one to take. Especially when beginning involves
finding a space that feels safe enough to admit just how
vulnerable we are in the face of difficult feelings. As a humanistic
counsellor I start with the view that however life looks, we are all
fundamentally oriented towards growth and fulfillment. I
don’t underestimate how hard it sometimes is to find the
language for this, particularly around those relationships and
connections to the world that should be the source of our happiness and
well-being, but somehow aren’t.
Maybe you want help with a crisis or specific problem in your life
right now. Maybe you want to resolve issues from your past, or feel
stuck and unable to move forwards in your life. Maybe it’s
all going great but there’s still a sense that there could be
more. In therapy I’m assuming that you are fundamentally in
control. But maybe it is helpful sometimes to have
someone who can walk beside you to share the turmoil.
loss, depressive disorders, isolation and low self-esteem are common,
but by no means the only reasons for coming to counselling. I
have particular expertise in working with the
chaotic outcomes of trauma and abuse, especially where they are managed
through drug and alcohol dependence, and when thoughts of suicide are
involved. As a man I have a special interest in the worlds we create
for ourselves as men. So I offer support in a safe space to find a
restorative language of feeling around identity and sexuality that can
lead to fulfilled intimate
Whatever your concerns, my commitment is that you experience our
therapeutic alliance as a rewarding relationship based in empathy and
mutuality. Together we can create a language that transforms your world
and embraces the possibility of freely living a fully feeling life. It
is my intention that we can find the powerful beginning of a new future
where life can occur as an inspiring, joyous adventure.