I’m Linda and I have always wanted to help people feel to good about themselves. I have over thirty years experience as a qualified nurse, and this has given me many of the skills I use as a Psychotherapist.
The longer I live and the more people I meet, the more I realise that no one has experienced a perfect life. We have all had unique past experiences, some good, some not so good, and we will each react to events differently. Many mental health issues are closely related and often began in childhood or as young adults.
Many of the clients that I work with feel stressed and anxious. They feel overwhelmed with negative thoughts, particularly about themselves, and ‘stuck’ in the past, no longer able to enjoy the things they once loved. They are unable to relax or sleep, and worry about the future. Their self confidence and self esteem has hit rock bottom, and they feel worthless and undeserving. Their relationship with others may have broken down as they isolate themselves from friends and family.
Some clients have experienced bereavement and overwhelming feelings of grief and loss, and may be fearful for the future. Some turn to self–destructive behaviours, such as addiction and obsession to help them get through their daily lives, whilst others become angry with everyone and everything. Yet others keep everything ‘inside’ and overthink every situation; as a client recently said to me, they “think themselves sad”.
If you can relate to any of these feelings, you are not alone, and as someone who has experienced many of these negative feelings and emotions in the past, I can truly empathise with you. Together we will identify what is stopping you from moving forwards, challenge the negative beliefs that you hold about yourself, and motivate you to achieve your goals and find contentment and happiness. We will work together to make changes so that you can lead a happy and fulfilling life, bringing you peace of mind, and empowering you to become the person that you believe you are.