'It is good to have an end to journey toward: but it is the journey that matters, in the end.'
- Ursula K. Le Guin, B. 1929
Emotional pain can be horrendous. It can lead us to feel too much, and also to feel nothing at all. It gives us too much energy, and also none at all. The fight against it can be frustrating, exhausting, and leave us feeling utterly alone.
Sometimes emotional pain can come from difficult experiences in life such as trauma, grief, and other significant life events. Other times it can just be a part of who we are, and we don’t necessarily know why we feel the way we do.
Whatever the cause and nature of your emotional pain, I believe that counselling can help. It’s not necessarily a quick fix, and it takes commitment on both sides. But working through it together, in the safety of a relationship you feel comfortable in can be incredibly healing. It could even take you somewhere you never thought possible.
I am privileged enough to absolutely love my job. My enthusiasm for the work means that I have sought out lots of different, and creative ways of working. Alongside using traditional talking therapy, I also often work with blankets, art equipment, guided imagery, and picture cards. I recognise that as individuals we’re all different, so most importantly I will work in a way that works best for you.
Whatever the reason that brings you here, I would welcome you to book an initial consultation with me. There would be no expectation from this for you to commit to counselling, but instead an opportunity to discuss how I might be able to help, and to give you a good idea as to whether you'd like to work together.