I have practised in Leeds, West Yorkshire for ten years and in that time I have worked with clients suffering from a range of emotional issues. My clients come from various parts of Leeds and beyond including Garforth, Alwoodley, Headingley, Guisley and the city of Leeds.
Sometimes medicines, such as antidepressants, are both essential and helpful however, talking through a problem may also be a useful process to complement the medicines.
By talking through our issues we can gain a better view of what is going on for us. We can be anxious, depressed, angry or just confused about our life. Sometimes they all affect us at once or maybe just one.
In addition, our relationship with our partner or family maybe causing us difficulties and pain. My work with couples, including LGBT couples, may be short or long term.
I spent many years attending and learning Buddhist meditation practices. Mindfulness can be an important component of therapy. One of the major lessons I learnt from Buddhism is that we all crave for things, even me, and that craving rarely does us a service. We become attached to certain things and people in a particular way, and this often causes us suffering. Counselling is an opportunity to break this cycle of suffering.