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Mental Health Counselling

Mental Health Counselling

Are you worried about a mental health issue but don’t know how to go about getting help?

Perhaps someone you love is coming to terms with a mental health diagnosis and you’d like to know how to support them as best you can.

A mental health diagnosis categorises a list of symptoms into one clear and distinct ‘disorder’.

These can include:

  • Schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Emotionally unstable personality disorder and/or other personality disorders
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Supportive counselling can offer a non-judgmental space for you to discuss the symptoms of your illness and find ways of effectively managing them in order to live a full and vibrant life. The therapeutic relationship is the key agent of change in this type of work and I will aim to build a trusting, safe and reliable relationship with you. Together we can look at the impact of your diagnosis and I can help you find ways of living meaningfully with or without the symptoms of your illness.

I can provide a space for you to talk about issues that can accompany any diagnosis - for example, stigma, the side-effects of medication and loss of friends/employment/sense of self.

Together we can negotiate your individual road to recovery.

In addition, a mental health diagnosis can have a devastating effect on family members. It is vital for family members and loved ones to seek support as you come to terms with this change in your life. I offer both one-to-one and couples therapy for those of you coping with the effects of a mental health diagnosis.

My approach to this work is holistic and multi-faceted. I work with people – not disorders, not diagnoses.


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