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We all have worries in this world, what's your worry?

Are you having feelings of loss and pain of a different kind that perhaps you have never experienced before? You may wonder; "When will this sad feeling end?" and "Should I be over this by now?" You may feel numb and empty and wonder "Will I ever be happy again?"

My work experience in this area

  • Working in my own counselling and psychotherapy practice

  • I have also worked for different charity bereavement services across Lancashire. Working with Adults of -all ages Bereaved including complex grief.  Bereavement due to terminal illness as well as natural causes.  Sudden death; accidents, suicide, infant mortality, miscarriage and regrets about termination.

  • Working at Trinity Hospice Blackpool & Schools in Blackpool and Lytham Areas - children & Young People with a loved one having a terminal illness

  • Working as a Family Support Officer at St Helens Young Carers – Children and families Palliative care

Relationships

I provide counselling for Relationship issues on a one to one basis, with couples & families. Often having a mediator can help in the process for each party to be heard and slowly work out a solution at the pace and rekindle the bonds that have been ruptured or faded. 

However, sometimes relationships do come to an end and therapy can be part of the healing process or expression of other feelings such as disbelief, sadness, guilt, anger or loneliness.

Relationship Thoughts, Doubts & Questions

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  • Maybe it is you that has doubts about your relationship and want it to end.

  • Perhaps you are seeking a new partner and feel lost in the cycle of dating finding it challenging or discovering online dating to be frustrating.

  • Feeling lost because you were a couple now you are suddenly single & making all the decisions.

  • You may have lost a partner through bereavement and feel guilty in wanting a new relationship.

  • Your relationship may have changed due to illness of either yourself or your partner

  • A fall out with a friend is causing you anxieties or your parents are separating

  • Perhaps work relationships have altered and you feel uneasy, threatened or bullied

  • Or have a need to discover the real you, unearthing the relationship you have with yourself?

How can I ever Trust Again? I believe that trust is a very sacred thing, but trusting others can be heart wrenching because we can put all our hopes and dreams into someone. 

Have you trusted someone only to have it broken resulting in you getting hurt ~ ‘a feeling of being shattered into tiny pieces' feeling fragmented. This is why you will find the benefit to express your thoughts and feelings in a safe and secure place.

My work experience in this area

I have supported individuals, couples and families in relationship work for many years. 

  • Within my own counselling & psychotherapy practice

  • Working for the women’s refuge in Lancashire helping women of all ages to regain their confidence and work out ways forward.

  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Services in Bootle

  • Women's Turnaround Project, supporting women during the court process at Liverpool Magistrates

  • Supporting Families at St Helens Young Carers one to one support children/young people, parents and family support, Employed as a Family Support Officer

  • Working at HMP Wymott and Garth as a Relationship Worker bringing awareness to prisoners the effects of their imprisonment and impact on their loved ones. 

  • Working at HMP Preston as the Manager/Family Support Lead keeping families connected and supporting prisoners wanting change by learning new ways of being. 

Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness; fear of something awful might happen.

Anxiety can arise for a number of reasons:

  • Exam anxiety

  • Feared situation

  • Phobias

  • Abuse

  • Breakdown of a relationship

  • Loss of job

  • Bereavement

  • Money problems

  • Feeling lonely

  • Work issues 

  • Interviews, speeches & presentations

  • Moving house family issues etc

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Symptoms of Anxiety:

  • Feeling sick

  • Trouble with sleep

  • Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge

  • Not being able to stop or control worrying

  • Worrying too much about different things

  • Trouble relaxing

  • Being so restless it is hard to keep still

  • Becoming easily annoyed or irritable

  • Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen

Depression

Often people can describe depression as a being in a ‘black hole’ or ‘under a black cloud’ that never seems to go away. Here are symptoms & reasons why a depressive mood can arise.

Feelings of Depression can arise due to a number and a combination of things:

  • Trauma

  • Loss - Death of a loved one, a relationship ending, job loss etc

  • Other life factors

  • Changes in your hormones can be another reason

  • Thyroid problems

  • Legal as well as illegal drugs could affect your mental health

  • Family history and genetics

  • Abuse

  • Short or long term illness

Symptoms of Depression:

  • Loss of interest in things you used to enjoy doing

  • Feeling sad 

  • Low mood

  • Trouble with sleep

  • Lack of concentration

  • Feeling tired and lack of energy

  • Feeling bad about yourself 

  • Poor appetite or over eating

  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness

  • Slowing down of your thoughts and movements

  • Thoughts of self harm or suicide

Other Issues

I offer elements in counselling & psychotherapies for issues in the list below:

 

Abortion, Abuse, Addictions, ADHD, Affairs and Betrayals, Alcoholism, Anger Management, Anorexia Nervosa, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Anxiety, Asperger’s Syndrome, Attachment Issues/Disorder, Autism, Bankruptcy Behaviour Problems, Bereavement, Binge-Eating Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Bulimia, Bullying, Cancer, Career Counselling, Carer Support, Child Counselling, Childhood Bereavement, Childhood Bullying, Children’s learning difficulties, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, Climate Change, Dependent Personality Disorder, Depression, Depression and Anxiety in Children, Disabilities, Discrimination, Dissociation, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Driving Anxiety, Drug Addiction, Eating Disorders, Emotional Abuse, Family Issues, Family Mediation, Feeling Sad, Food and Mood, Gambling, Gender Dysphoria, Generalised anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, Hearing Voices, High sensitivity, Hoarding, Hospital Stay Experience, Illness, Infertility, Internet Addition, Intrusive Thoughts, Learning Difficulties, LGBTQ+ Counselling, Loneliness, Loss, Loved One in Prison, Low Self-Confidence, Low Self-Esteem, Male/Female Issues, Menopause, Mental Health, Mid-life Crisis, Miscarriage, Nomophobia, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Panic Attacks, Parenting, Passive-Aggressive Behaviour, Personality Disorders, Pet Bereavement, Phobias, Physical Abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postnatal Depression, Pregnancy and Birth, Psychosis, Rape, Redundancy/Loss of Job through Dismissal, Rejection by Parent, Relationship Problems, Road Traffic Accidents, Sadness, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Image, Separation and Divorce, Separation Anxiety, Sexual Abuse, Shame, Shyness, Sleep Problems, Smoking, Social Anxiety, Strengthening Relationships, Stress, Student Mental Health, Suicidal Thoughts, Trauma, Trichotillomania, Weight Loss, Wellbeing, Work-Related Stress, Worries About Death and Dying, Worries about Children, Your Hospital Story, Young Carers

 

 

Mentoring Services:

 Work/Family/Child Issues, Male/Female Issues & Career Guidance, Job Interviews etc. 

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