Over the many years I have been counselling I have gained a wide range of experience in many different areas. I also have specialist knowledge in the following:
Alcohol and Drug Misuse. This includes not only the person who is drinking/using but family members, friends or any person affected by the individual’s use of a substance. Each person will have their own needs and issues that can be worked on in counselling. I have been working in this field since 1990.
Stress and Anxiety is an area in which I have a wealth of experience and I recognise that this is an area that affects all of us in the ever-changing lifestyles we lead. Pressure is on the individual to juggle many roles. My experience has come in many settings so I realise that it is not just about paid employment causing stress but that it can due to many other reasons.
Post Traumatic Stress is another area where I have a particular interest and experience, this includes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am aware that there is often little help for people who have experienced trauma and see it as a valuable support to those trying to come to terms with what has happened. To feel that you are not alone in your experiences can be a hugely holding experience, it allows you to work through the normal processing of a traumatic event.
In addition to the areas of specialism outlined above I am experienced in the following areas:
Bereavement and Loss
Work Related Matters
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