People seek psychological therapy for a variety of reasons.  Most commonly people seek help to address mental health difficulties, such as anxiety or depression.  Some people access therapy to help them manage distress triggered by major life events (e.g. relationship issues or bereavement) whilst others wish to focus on specific goals (e.g. improving self-esteem).  Whatever the reason for seeking psychological help we will work collaboratively to understand your difficulties and reflect on the changes that need to be made to reduce distress and improve wellbeing.  

Common Difficulties Seen for Assessment and Treatment

  • Abuse
  • Adjustment to Life Events
  • Anxiety 
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders (I do not offer a diagnostic service)
  • Complex Trauma (i.e. relating to significant harm in childhood)
  • Depression
  • Grief or Loss
  • Health Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Social Anxiety 
  • Stress

Whilst these issues are listed individually it is often the case that those who access therapy are experiencing more than one area of difficulty.  As a clinical psychologist, I am trained to assess and treat those who experience multiple presenting difficulties.