My secret talent:
Official ball thrower for my miniature dachshund puppy.
What’s it like to be in a room with me?
My clients tell me that I am warm, calm, and genuine. The way that I work is to try and help my clients gain a greater understanding of themselves and why they do the things they do. Ultimately, I try to help my clients feel less burned out and more fulfilled in their life and their relationships. I understand that therapy is hard because I do try and practice what I preach, and I certainly find it easier said than done sometimes! It’s not about needing to do everything right all the time, it’s about walking through this together.
What’s my non-negotiable when it comes to taking care of my own mental health?
Our body and mind are so closely connected. Although it took me a while to discover this, now that I have, looking after my physical health is a non-negotiable to taking care of my mental health. I try to exercise regularly, get some sunshine, eat enough nutritious food, and prioritise sleep, about 85% of the time. To me, it’s not about doing it perfectly (hint: I LOVE chocolate and do enjoy eating it most days), but rather having enough good habits to help me stay grounded in challenging times
My life motto:
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot