Before I became a therapist, I was working in “person2person” sales, advising on health and funeral plans. A role that not only required me to communicate clearly with my clients, but also meant I got to travel the country, meeting different people, and exploring different cultures. It was a very intense role, but the people I met along the way made it more than worthwhile.
One thing I found when speaking to clients was that they would really open up to me. Often sharing very personal experiences regarding themselves and their lost loved ones. Sharing these moments really touched me. Leading me to reflect on why, within minutes of meeting, people would want to share their most intimate and precious memories. It was then I had a light bulb moment.
Although I enjoyed my work, I would often walk away feeling unfulfilled. My clients had really opened up to me, exposing their vulnerability, and although listening helped, I knew I wanted to do more. I made the decision to walk away from all that I knew, a successful well-paid career in sales, I enrolled in adult education, and qualified as a therapist. I won’t lie and say I didn’t feel like a fish out of water along the way, but it was the best thing I ever did. I continue to study and learn as much as I can through seminars and courses throughout the year to keep my knowledge fresh and up to date.
Witnessing a client grow in strength, courage and trust, and begin to believe in themselves is so rewarding. I’m grateful to each and every one of my clients for sharing my journey and allowing me the opportunity to share in yours.
Start your journey
To start off with, I’d like to acknowledge how difficult it can be to take that first step in recognising that you may need some support and a helping hand. It can take great courage to admit it to yourself. However, it’s ok if you need someone to help you bear the heavy weight that you may be carrying. I believe that many of us need this from time to time in our lives.
Sometimes it’s hard to turn to those closest to us, as we can fear that we may be judged and not truly listened to. I can offer you a safe confidential space where you will be heard and able to explore the issues that may be troubling you. I will do this in a non-judgemental way, where you can lead your therapy at your own pace. I believe that it is only you who truly knows how your pain, anxiety, loss or depression feels.
As a professional Counsellor I work to the BACP Ethical Standards and am committed to working with every client in a respectful way. I recognise that each and every one of us has walked a different path in life; hence, as my client, I will aim to empower you towards your desired goals.
So, if life feels a little too much for you at the moment and you feel stuck, feel free to send me a message and we can arrange a complimentary 15 min introductory session, where you can get to know a little more about me and the therapy that I offer. We will also be able to get more of an understanding of each other and how we can best work together.
Therapy can open lots of doorways to yourself that you never knew were there. It’s not always easy but it’s very enriching to life.