Issues I can help with

As an integrative trauma, anxiety and bereavement counsellor I can work with a wide range of challenges that you may be facing. After all, Emotional Wellbeing is as important as Breathing is. Please see the list below but if you are struggling with an issue that isn’t listed, please get in touch to see if I can help. As a registered member of the BACP, I am dedicated to Continued Professional Development of at least 30 hours per annum, which will ensure you get the best service possible.


Everyone experiences losing a loved one, including a pet, at some point in their life, so grief is a natural part of life. However, if you are struggling to come to terms with or move forward with your loss and you can see no way to reconcile your feelings, working with a counsellor will help. No two people grieve the same and grief can have a huge impact on your life, your career, your relationships, and your sense of self. Through our work together, we will explore your grief so you can reach a new understanding and move towards integrating your grief into your life going forwards.


Trauma can refer to an experience you had in your past which has shaped and influenced your life since, or it can also be a recent event that you are struggling to come to terms with. Either way, trauma can have a powerful influence over your life, your relationships, your career, your health and wellbeing. Together we can gently explore your experiences, getting to the root cause of your trauma and helping you to move on with your feelings.


Living with anxiety can have a profound impact on your life, preventing you from living your life to the fullest and achieving your potential. Feeling constantly on edge, uncomfortable and fearful of thoughts and situations can leave you feeling exhausted and frayed and unable to cope with everyday life. Panic attacks are very common - you are not alone. When a panic attack happens, the usual thought is “I’m having a heart attack and I am dying.” Together we can explore your feelings of anxiety and what triggers them while working on ways to understand your anxiety better so you can take back control of your life.

Other issues I work with:



Affairs and betrayals


Avoidant personality disorder


Childhood bereavement

Childhood bullying




Domestic abuse

Emotional abuse

Family issues

Feeling sad

Generalised anxiety disorder

Health anxiety



Low self-confidence

Low self-esteem


Mental health


Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Panic attacks

Passive-aggressive behaviour

Physical abuse

Pregnancy and birth


Relationship problems


Separation and divorce


Pet bereavement

Suicidal thoughts and suicidal ideation


Social anxiety

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