Since obtaining my degree in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute in London, I have continued professional training and added a range of counselling techniques, including: hypnotherapy, group therapy, and specialist addiction and bereavement therapies.
I have particular experience working with depression, anxiety and stress.
Now, that we are slowly coming out of lockdown, many of my clients are looking for ways of managing anxiety. Anxiety about coronavirus, anxiety about being outside after a year of quarantine, anxiety about jobs, children’s schooling, worry about elderly relatives, social anxiety – the list is endless.
Just a few therapy sessions could help you learn about the roots of your anxiety and practice techniques that can be helpful in managing anxiety attacks.
Insomnia is another issue that is prevalent in the current situation that counselling can help you with.
Many relationships have been strained by lockdown and that is another common issue that my clients are bringing to me these days.
Away from private practice, I have worked with Mind, the mental health charity, in secondary schools and for an international health clinic abroad. I volunteer for the Birth Trauma Association, helping new mothers suffering from post-natal depression. I also help as a consultant on a range of film and theatre projects.
Originally, after gaining a degree in Art History, I worked for several years as an Account Executive at an international advertising agency and as a Marketing Executive for a multinational. This background gives me an insight into work stress issues and organisational dynamics.
I follow the BACP Code of Ethics.
You could find out more about the way I work by checking my TikTok account @astoreytherapist