Trauma: I have undertaken a lot of extra training on this subject, as I think it is at the root of many human disturbances. By creating a gentle but safe environment, we can explore the best way to understand it and work through it together. This work is not undertaken lightly, and takes time.
Codependency: This is a broad term, but applies to those who are having trouble with relationships, not only with others but also with themselves. Often people say 'I don't know who I am' and only feel OK when they're with other people. Others prefer to be on their own as much as possible. Some people expend a lot of energy trying to control others into giving them what they need, with little success. We can explore all this together, and work out some healthier strategies for looking after yourself rather than trying to get your well-being from others.
Loss/Bereavement: I am a trained bereavement counsellor, and understand the desperation felt by a loss of any kind. (This includes a job, a pet, a home, anything you really miss.) If grief is left unresolved, it can affect your life for years. Contrary to popular opinion, time is not always the greatest healer.
Addictions: I have personal experience of addictions, and of recovery. This includes substance addictions (alcohol, street/prescription/over the counter meds, over and under eating), process addictions (sex, love, gambling, money etc) and living with others' active addictions.
Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse: you may have a very difficult relationship with a parent, or work colleague, or partner, and can't seem to get away from them. We can look at the reasons behind this, and come up with some new strategies for restoring your sanity...
I also see clients with low self-esteem, lack of confidence, overwhelming fears and anxiety and depression. Please don't think that any problem is too small to bring to therapy; if it's bothering you, it's important.