Hi, I'm Andi and here's a little bit about me,
Prior to training as a therapist, I worked in an academic setting and have many years experience working with students aged 16+ and the issues they face, particularly the pressures of academic life. As a therapist, I have experience of working with loss, bereavement, addiction, infertility, and feelings of being stuck. Additionally, having grown up in another country, I am very aware of the challenges and isolation that adapting to a different culture can create. I am passionate about supporting people to find greater self-acceptance and understanding of themselves.
I have found that I can support my own mental health by spending time in nature. This is the best way for me to unwind, so I spend a lot of time in my garden or with my dog. I am also never without a book (or three) to read.
Katie and I trained together and connected through our mutual love of animals and personal experiences of neurodivergence and I was delighted when she invited me to work alongside her at Sakura Therapeutic Counselling. We both recognise the importance of looking after your mental and emotional health alongside all the other challenges that life brings.
Sometimes the hardest part of coping with life’s difficulties is having no one to talk to. If you are experiencing anxiety, low mood, loneliness or generally feeling stuck and unhappy, it may help to talk things through with another person. Perhaps you find it difficult to trust others or don’t know where to start. That’s ok, I will sit alongside you and support you in processing, understanding yourself and untangling the challenges you are struggling with, even if you don’t know what they are.
Hi, I'm Katie, I started Sakura Therapeutic Counselling shortly after completing my studies in the world of therapy. I have had a passion for supporting the mental and emotional health of others since my late teens/early adulthood and have dedicated my time to learn and understand the human personality and the dynamics that unfold between one person and another. I have a particular interest in the connection between emotional and physical health and the impact stress and trauma have, over time, on our bodies.
When life becomes a little overwhelming, I seek calm in my garden and connect to the outdoors.