Counselling and
stress management
in Southampton


What to expect in therapy

If you're stuck in upsetting emotions, thoughts and habits, counselling could help you nurture a more helpful, kind and aware way to paddle your canoe. Being listened to and mindfully exploring the emotional processes we can all get lost in form the bedrock of my approach to therapy. I regularly use creative methods to help slow things down, clarify what's going on and open up healing possibilities. While counselling is inherently balancing, learning additional stress management methods could also help you cultivate inner peace.

Scroll down this page if you want to find out more about what I do during therapy. Content includes video resources that compliment these self-help practices.

Other counselling-related support

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Creative exploration: A great way to nourish the helping process.

Stress management: Learn mindfulness-based Autogenic Therapy.

Energy psychology: Stress reduction practices for therapy and/or self-help.

Coaching: Strengths coaching and careers guidance.

Therapeutic guiding principles

Awareness and listening: Being listened to and listening to others is really important but it's also vital we learn to listen well to ourselves.

Exploring: Therapy helps us explore many of the rich elements that make us who we are. It can be quite a journey.

Creative exploration: Using playful and creative methods during counselling may open up more healing possibilities.

Balancing and soothing: There's no need for unnecessary distress. We can make working with difficult experiences more bearable.

'The only person you are destined
to become is the person
you decide to be.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Other key factors

Relating: When therapy helps us get on better with ourselves, this may help improve key relationships in our lives.

Feeling: Time spent connecting with our emotions and unpacking the messages they contain is time well spent.

Embodying: Our brain and body are deeply connected by the nervous system. This holistic view opens up therapeutic options.

Being kind: Treating ourselves with self-compassion may sound straightforward but it's often easier said than done.