Psychotherapy & Counselling For A Less Anxious Life & Better Self Esteem.
If you're reading this, chances are that whatever is on your mind has reached the point where it is becoming hard to live with.
Are you struggling with anxiety due to loss, relationships, work or coming to terms with episodes from your past?
Maybe you want to explore why you behave, think or feel as you do, which can lead to positive change or self-acceptance.
Have you kept worries to yourself for a while, not sleeping and not sharing how you really feel because you’re frightened that people won’t understand or that you’ll be a burden?
Whatever your reasons for being here, working with a psychotherapist can help you get to where you'd like to be, so please get in touch.
I practice in a trauma informed way and have experience of helping clients who have had difficulties including:
Areas of special interest. Please click the links to find out more.
• Low Self-Esteem
• Identity & Belonging
Do you feel that you are a failure, not good enough or unlovable?
Is it easier to accept the bad things about yourself and shrug off compliments and praise?
Having low self-esteem can make you doubt your decisions, choose unhealthy relationships and isolate yourself from friends and family.
Staying in the background feels safer because being seen fills you with anxiety, panic and fear.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
You can become more confident and self reliant, believe in your abilities and strengthen your boundaries, so you only attract and keep people in your life that support you and treat you well.
Improving your self-esteem allows you step forward and take on new challenges that enable you to grow and lead a happier life.
Creating a trusting relationship with a psychotherapist allows you to relax, safely practise new ways of being and learn more about yourself.
Is anxiety really affecting your life more than you would like?
Anxiety is the body’s normal reaction to danger or being faced with new or daunting situations.
Feeling anxious can be physically, emotionally and mentally uncomfortable and is nature’s way of making you pay attention, prepare for action and keeping you safe.
Sweating, dry mouth, trembling and laboured breathing are some of the symptoms of feeling anxious. You would have experienced these feelings at times in your life, such as public speaking, before an exam or at interview.
But what if you feel like this too often and at the wrong times?
Finding yourself constantly anxious when there is no real danger or challenge to be faced can be distressing. The more that anxiety is wrongly triggered, the more pain and upset you feel when you don’t know when it will appear, why it is happening or you struggle to lower your anxious feelings.
Anxiety and its causes are complex.
When you suffer from anxiety you can feel many things including:
A psychotherapist or counsellor can help you with your symptoms, ease your distress and live a less anxious life.
Identity & Belonging
Have you ever asked yourself, “why don’t I feel like I belong? ” This may include questioning the numerous parts that make up who you are.
Are there areas of your identity that you show to the world and some that you hide so that you can fit in?
It can sometimes be challenging to be in an environment where the images of ideal identity are not reflections of you. This can lead to feelings of exhaustion, sadness, anger, despair, fear, isolation or self-hatred.
To belong and be accepted are important to the various aspects of our lives, including our position in our family, work, social group, community and society.
A good sense of identity, self-acceptance and what this means to those around us, provides us with safety which is vital for our emotional and psychological health. It can equip us with the skills and resilience to deal more effectively with life’s difficulties.
My psychotherapy practice is in the Chorlton area of Manchester, where I work one-to-one, on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. The aim is to enable you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
I am committed to providing psychotherapy and counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
My Chorlton based psychotherapy and counselling practice is close to Didsbury, Whalley Range, East Didsbury, Old Trafford, Stretford, West Didsbury, Sale, Altrincham and central Manchester.