"Sometimes I feel too much and sometimes I feel nothing."
Do you sometimes feel that things around you aren't real, or that things are foggy or hazy? Or maybe you're sometimes hyper-aware of your surroundings, and it's hard to switch off.
Does it feel like you can't get the support you want from another service - that you might not meet their criteria because you're too well, or too complicated, or too chaotic, or you can't explain properly?
Maybe you've got a good idea of the things that have led to you feeling low, or empty, or angry, or scared, or maybe those feelings seem to have come from nowhere.
In therapy you are free to say as much or as little as you want: you can spill everything out, take a long or short time to explain, bring feelings and thoughts that don't go well into words, or you can just take time to discover what you want to do.
Therapy can be about talking about experiences and difficulties, but you can also use creative ways to explore what you need to - you may choose to talk, or draw, to use lego or playdough, or map out your thoughts - whatever you prefer. We work together to find out what works for you.
I have a well-equipped therapy room, on the ground floor with toilet access. There are two comfortable chairs, a sofa, and floorspace. There are plastic animals and figures, a sand tray, lego, playdough, cars, art materials, puppets, and a doll's house (definitely not just for children or females!). There is also no pressure to be creative if you don't want to!
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