Therapy isn't just for people who are super-rich, or people who have "more serious" problems than yours. Almost any difficulty that you have might benefit from being explored by a trained professional - we're more neutral, so can help you look at things differently, and there's no difficulty "too small" so please don't think your issues aren't important. Read below to see what I could help you with. Also check out my blog post on why therapy might be a good idea for you (and why it might not be!).
Clinical psychology: mental health
If you are struggling with your mental health, I'd be happy to talk to you to find out if we can work together to help you feel better. The kinds of difficulties I tend to work with are things like low mood, anxiety (either about specific things or more generally), problems with relationships, difficulties that can arise when people are thinking about their gender and sexuality, and more general things like stress management. I'm happy to meet with you for a one-off discussion, and will never pressure you in to signing up to more therapy sessions, or doing anything that makes you feel uncomfortable without explaining fully why it might be necessary.
Clinical psychology: physical health
As previously mentioned I am a physical health specialist. If you are struggling with chronic pain (including conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, nerve pain, and migraines/headaches) CFS/ME, diabetes, HIV, cancer or other physical health conditions, we can talk about how to manage them differently to help you to do the things you want to do. Please note that with conditions such as chronic pain and CFS/ME talking about your difficulties, and changing the way you do things so that your health condition has less of an impact on your functioning, won't take away your pain or fatigue. I can also help you to manage the knock-on effects of your health condition such as sleep difficulties, communication problems, or difficulties managing stress.
Do you spend a lot of your time wondering why you can't meet your financial goals? Why you try to save money but end up using your credit card more often? If so, we can look at the reasons that this keeps happening to you. This will involve using cognitive behavioural skills to think about your beliefs and attitudes towards money, the cycles of spending you tend to get into, and how to break bad habits when it comes to money. Please note that I can't advise you on financial products or debt management, and if you are in serious debt you should go here or here to try to manage this. Psychological therapy can help to break cycles of spending related to difficult emotions, which can aid in getting out of and staying out of debt.
Whether it's fitness-related goals or activities such as stopping smoking, losing weight, or working towards something specific in your professional life or personal life, one or two sessions with a clinical psychologist can help you to get a better handle on the barriers to you meeting your goals. Why not get in touch to have a think about whether we can work together to help you to become more successful in meeting your targets and getting what you want out of life?