“Few of us function well when we are unhappy or stressed, the counselling relationship enables people to receive the additional emotional support they need to work through whatever is troubling them themselves, but not on their own.”
I support sports people from the academy stage up to professional level and retirement through sport psychology. Sport is a dedication, a passion and comes with personal sacrifice. Coping with any change in this focus can be extremely challenging emotionally and ‘just deal with it’ often doesn’t work. Cracks in that immense determination can begin to show when coping with injury, lack of self belief, life challenges, emotional regulation or retirement. The question ‘what next?’ for many sports professionals is profound. By having emotional support and understanding we can work together to build resilience and work with the changes that are faced.
Young people experience anxiety and stress differently from adults as they are not fully mature and developed. From school, friendship issues, social media, body image & appearance - young people are under more pressure than ever, and this is before we even consider any changes in a family or crisis situations that may occur.
By understanding child development, attachment and how mental health difficulties emerge I can offer emotional support and understanding to young people and offer positive coping mechanisms and help grow their confidence, self esteem and resilience.
Anxiety and stress is part of everyday life, but if we experience too much it can become toxic and tip us into feeling depressed or limit how we live.
By using talk therapy and exploring the feelings and situations around anxiety and understanding why we feel anxious we can work towards reducing these stressful feelings and building greater tolerance to them.
Most of us will experience bereavement or loss in our lives as things change. This loss can feel devastating, from feeling shock and denial, sadness, anger, anxiety, depression or guilt we can also have trouble eating & sleeping, or being able to get out of the house.
This can be difficult, painful and feel overwhelming - but you do not have to experience this alone. I can help by supporting you with person centred therapy to explore how you feel in a safe confidential space and allowing your true feelings to be expressed without concern for anyone else.
Just get in touch and we can arrange an initial conversation where you can get a feel for me and I can get an idea of what support you are looking for. You can also decide if you’d like to progress to a first session together.