The statistics say that 1 in 4 of us will experience mental health problems in our lifetime. I was one of those and had been diagnosed with depression and anxiety many years ago. I had struggled with low confidence and self esteem since my childhood and just couldn’t move forward. I did receive some support but I still wasn’t able to understand why I was like this and what changes I needed to make.
In search for some answers, I decided to study my first counselling qualification with Relate and I loved it. I learnt about person centred therapy and discovered that I could start to make sense of why I felt stuck. I continued to study and the more I learnt, the more I wanted to know. That was over 16 years ago and I have studied many fields of therapy and continue to do so.
I believe that in order to make and maintain positive changes, we must understand the reasons why we think and behave the way we do. Part of the process of any self development is becoming aware of why things have gone wrong and with this new awareness, we can then make new choices, which will lead to changes within our life. We can all do this if we are motivated to improve ourselves but sometimes we need some guidance and support, which is where I can help.
For many years I have been focusing on bespoke paintings based around a person’s life. I like to find out about their jobs, passions and hobbies in order to create a personal picture and unique tribute.