talking therapy for individuals & couples

Feeling under pressure?

Depressed?

Avoiding others?

Anxious?

Having suicidal thoughts?

Can not sleep?

Angry?

Can not connect with your partner?

Being misunderstood?

Thinking too much?

What is the point?

Feeling different?

Can not focus?

Embarrassed ​ to speak about sex? ​​

Can not fit in anywhere?

Confused?

Feeling sad & don't know why?

Welcome to the D.Counselling

How can I help
I provide confidential therapeutic support to individuals and couples, who went through challenging life experiences which have impacted them negatively.  As a result of these events, one might have developed all sort of ways of avoiding situations at work, social events and close relationships.  If this is the case, it may not necessarily benefit you and instead keeps you isolated within a vicious circle of confusion and unhapiness.  When this happens, it can have an unwanted consequences from which you can not see a way out from and therefore feel stuck as if your life was put on hold.  This does not mean that all the overwhelm is impossible to be managed.  The talking therapy can help you to work through your challenges and look for new ways of coping, to live your life the way you would like to.  I work with various therapeutic approaches which need to be used according to your individual needs throughout the course of therapy.

Counselling & Psychotherapy in a nutshell 
Counselling and Psychotherapy may be defined in many ways.  However, there are no essential differences between these two disciplines. Counsellors and Psychotherapists engage with clients in the same ways of relating.   Although they do so, they work in different proportions.  Counsellors may work short term and focus on a particular aspect, whereas Psychotherapists may work long term, called open-ended therapy, allowing clients to explore their difficulties on a much deeper level.  This very often reaches into their past childhood experiences that were traumatic and recent or current relationships which they struggle to be in.  The therapy requires a commitment of both parties, the client and the therapist.  It may be experienced as a challenging journey on which one will revisit and speak about the most intimate and difficult experiences.  These will be worked through safely, construcively with a therapist you choose youerself and feel okay to be with.  

What is mental health ​

Mental health brings up a lot of mixed feelings in us and is very often precieved stigmatically.  Some people find if overwhelming to speak about individual struggles and instead, rather put them aside or do not deal with their feelings in a moment at all.  Particularly, when they recognise signs of weakness that is stopping them to manage things in life within themselves or their relatives.  Whether we want to accept it or not, mental health is part of our lives and consists of our emotional and psychological well-being.  We all manage our lives differently and are being influenced by many external and internal factors.  These are replayed in our mind and influence our ways of thinking and feeling, which ultimately is reflected in our behaviour.  Therefore, it is important to acknowlege what is happening for us and how certain negative thoughts have been affecting us at different stages in life.  Perhaps, these may be having a negative impact on us and our relationships in present life.  They tend to stem from early childhood and travel with us into adulhood.   All of this consists of many life expereinces we have remembered and somehow transitioned into confusion we want make sense of.  

When and Why to have therapy 

​Therapy may be helpful when you feel overwhemed by everyday experiences or notice that your behaviour has changed in a way that is causing you and others around you distress.  If you struggle to manage things and become isolated or have suisidal thoughts, then therapy may be a place for you to bring your difficulties and work through them.   The reasons why poeple come to therapy do vary from person to person, and therefore it is your choice to seek professional support that is confidential and allows you to work on yourself with a qualifed therapist.  
What brings people to therapy

There are a numerous reasons as to why people come to therapy to work on their difficulties.  It is important to establish the needs for therapy from the outset and look at areas you find the most challenging to manage.  This could be your difficulty to be in a relationship, feeling insecure, anxious, depressed, fear of social events, struggling with a loss of a loved one or a close familiy menber, etc.  The most common difficulties clients present with are as follows:  Anxiety, Anger, Abuse, Affairs, Bereavement, Betrayals,  Career, Confidence, Depression, Domestic Violence, Emotional and Physical abuse, Family issues, Miscarriage, Panic Attacks, Passive Aggressive Behaviour, Phobias, Self-Esteem, Porn Addiction,  Stuckness, Relationship problems, Redundancy, Sex Problems, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Stress, Separation and Divorce, Spirituality, Trauma - (physical, emotional, sexual).


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Recognising signs of mental health

Experiencing some of the feelings and behaviours below may be sign of a problem.


- eating or sleeping too much or too little
- having low levels of energy
- feeling numb and nothing matters
- having unexplained aches and pains
- feeling helpless and hopeless
- smoking, drinking or using drugs more than usual
- falling out with family and friends
- avoiding people and usual activities
- experiencing mood swings
- hearing voices
- unable to perform daily tasks at work or school

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Mental health and well-being

Positive mental health allows you to:

- be aware of your potential
- cope with stress
- work productively in varied area of life
- work towards harmonious relationships 


Maintaining positive mental health by:

- getting professional help if you need it
- connecting with others, family, friends, building new relationships
- getting physically active, finding some sort of sport or activity you enjoy
- helping others
-managing your sleep, getting enough rest
​-expanding your coping skills





Get In Touch
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I strive to reply within 4 working hours.
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