Welcome. I offer a private and confidential psychotherapy and counselling service for individuals at The Beech Tree in Kirriemuir, Angus. The aim of this service is to work with you to help you to understand yourself better, recognise options, resolve difficulties, improve relationships and experience a sense of greater well being.
Psychotherapy and Counselling Services Psychotherapy and counselling are helping processes involving a talking relationship between the therapist and client(s). The overall aim is to help the client relieve their distress and suffering and to promote their growth and healing. The process involves the therapist and client exploring together the client's feelings, thoughts and behaviours to achieve understanding, insight and a new experience. The therapist will listen, making no judgements. Instead, the therapist will help you make sense of your experience, thoughts and emotions. The therapist will help you recognise patterns, discover meanings and where appropriate explore options.
Psychotherapy and counselling can help those who are suffering from emotional distress and personal difficulties, or mental health issues and who wish for understanding and insight and to make changes in their lives.
While the specific reasons for seeking counselling and psychotherapy are individual and many, some of the variety of issues and problems that I work with include:
anxiety and difficulties with coping
depression, sadness and emptiness
lack of confidence and self esteem
a vague feeling that something is wrong
difficulties expressing and/or managing anger
irrational fears and feelings of panic
eating and weight issues
bereavement and losses
suffering trauma and PTSD
unhelpful repetitive patterns and difficulty in making and sustaining satisfactory relationships
coming to terms with traumatic events
issues of physical, emotional or sexual abuse
the consequences of being an adult survivor of childhood trauma &/or abuse
just wanting to talk over life's difficulties and struggles
These problems may be as a result of day-to-day stresses of living, or as a result of specific events in life, either current or that have occurred in the past.
Open since 2006, the Beech Tree is a light and airy space in the centre of Kirriemuir, Angus with wheelchair accessibility and close to parking.
“We are not what happened to us, we are what we wish to become.” ― C.G. Jung