Tess has worked in the caring profession for 33 years and 15 in private practice. As a Somatic Psychotherapist/Counsellor, she provides a safe space that is non-judgmental. Empathy and understanding are foundational in her approach. She is trauma informed and client centred and work in experiential and cognitive ways that integrate the physical, emotional and psychological aspects that require support and nurturing.
She mainly works with individual adults, 18+ years and provide couple counselling. Some of the areas she specialises include: intra and interpersonal struggles, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, grief, trauma and abuse, relationship challenges, self-image, work related stress and some addictions.
Talking to a counsellor about issues that are difficult can help to relieve emotional and physical stress, increase your energy levels and emotional and psychological wellbeing, and achieve clarity when confused. It can help you come to terms with acute and/or chronic challenges, help to make sense/understand and manage your thoughts and feelings. Counselling can assist you in learning new ways to relate differently in challenging relationships and help you to feel like yourself again.