Throughout the millennia, humans are constantly changing and evolving; we moved from caves and hunting, to houses and Tesco! However while the advances in technology and science, have lead to much that is positive in the world, there also seems to be much more stress in everyday life. People often spend their day rushing around and yet they never seem to get all their work done.
Most of the time we cope adequately with life’s stress, finding moments of connection, peace or happiness which sustains us, however there are times when we all feel over whelmed, despairing, alone, empty or afraid. Often in these times we forget that each one of us has also experienced times of suffering. In fact, the statistics say that one in four of us will experience difficulties in our mental health, at some point in our life.
Unfortunately in Ireland, we haven’t had a great history in being able to share our pain with others, and still now, sometimes people can feel a stigma in asking for support during a difficult time. But it is this very support, which can help people regain a sense of hope, direction and healing in their life.
When somebody comes to see me, I provide them with a space where they will be listened to with respect and without judgement. I believe the solution to a person’s problem or issue always lies within the person themselves. From the support of the therapeutic relationship, people can access this insight and make positive changes in their life.
I work with children, adolescents and adults, using talk therapy and creative methods (art, drama, play, music, sandtray etc.) to support my clients. I work with issues such as;
- Low self-esteem
- Bullying issues
- Bereavement and loss
- Behavioural problems
- Relationships difficulties
- Poor body-image
If you feel you might benefit from this support, please see above for my contact details.