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Anxiety

Anxiety can be a debilitating experience that affects many aspects of your life. It reflects a mental state of apprehension about what might, or might not, lie ahead, whether regarding life circumstances, relationships, one's health, or an economic downturn. Anxiety can be triggered by events in the real world-an upcoming event, a job interview, relationship conflict, redundancy-or generated internally through thoughts of real or imagined threats.

Occasional bouts of anxiety are entirely normal and part of being alive. However, sometimes worries intensify or persist and feel overwhelming without being able to engage in problem-solving mechanisms. 

I offer a safe and supportive space where you can explore the root causes of your anxiety and develop strategies to manage it. My integrative approach draws on a range of therapeutic modalities to help you achieve greater peace of mind and well-being.

Infertility

Infertility can have a significant psychological impact on couples and individuals. The experience of infertility varies from person to person and not everyone will have the same emotional response.

However, some common psychological effects are:

Anxiety: the process of trying to conceive, undergoing fertility treatments and dealing with uncertainty can be very stressful.

Depression: infertility can lead to feelings of sadness and helplessness. Unsuccessful attempts to conceive or recurrent pregnancy losses can sometimes lead to clinical depression.

Grief and loss: infertility often involves a sense of loss. Grieving the idea of having biological children and each unsuccessful attempt can be like a loss of hope.The grief experienced can be akin to mourning and it can be ongoing.

Social isolation: infertility can lead to social isolation as you may feel you can't relate to friends and family who do not face the same challenges.

Low self-esteem: you may internalize infertility as a personal failure which harms your self-worth. You may feel inadequate or that you are not fulfilling societal or cultural expectations.

Relationship strain: infertility can put a strain on relationships as you may struggle with communication, different coping styles and blame.

Depression

Depression is a common mental health condition that can descend seemingly out of the blue, or it may come on the heels of a personal loss, life transition or illness, leaving you with persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness and worthlessness. 

Depression interferes with many aspects of everyday functioning, such as motivation, concentration and intimacy. Depression can disrupt sleep and interfere with your appetite, leading to weight loss or gain. It is often accompanied by anxiety.

I am here to help you navigate the challenges of depression and develop the skills to improve your mood and outlook on life. I provide a compassionate and non-judgemental space where you can explore your feelings and experiences.

Life Transitions

Life transitions can disrupt our sense of predictability and stability, which can trigger feelings of stress and anxiety. You may experience a sense of loss or grief as you let go of a relationship, a job, or old habits. 

Together we can explore how you can navigate these transitions with greater ease and resilience in a safe and confidential space. Whether you are facing a career change or problems in your current role, a move, or other life-changing events, I can support you in developing the skills and resources to thrive.

Relationships

Healthy relationships are essential for a fulfilling life. How we relate to each other and how we manage emotions in every aspect of our lives - ourselves, love, friendship and work - began with our family. Emotional bonds and relationships formed early in life influence how we approach and perceive relationships throughout life.

I provide relationship counselling to help you navigate the complexities of interpersonal dynamics. Whether you are struggling with communication issues, conflicts that are rooted in the past, or other challenges, we can explore together how to develop the tools and insights to build stronger and more satisfying relationships.

Bereavement

The loss of a loved one, and grieving for an unfulfilled relationship, can be a deeply traumatic and life-changing experience. Unresolved issues of the past can resurface during bereavement.

I provide compassionate and non-judgemental support to help you navigate the grieving process. My approach is rooted in empathy and understanding, and I strive to create a safe and supportive space where you can process your feelings and experiences.

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