Counsellor & Psychotherapist in Edinburgh
My name is Frederikke, & I'm glad you found your way here...
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist who understands that everyone goes through mental health and wellbeing challenges. I aim to provide you with a safe, and confidential space to help you improve your wellbeing.
Whether you are going through a difficult time, or wanting to explore a specific issue or discuss a past expreince I invite you to take a look around and see if you would like to work with me.
ISSUES I CAN HELP WITH
Life is full of transitions; aging, changing schools, moving house, moving to another country etc. all of these can feel overwhelming. Counselling can help you make sense of these life events and transitions that you are going through.
Feelings of fear, worry or distress - anxiety can take many forms and interfere with daily life. It can be both physical & emotional. Therapy can help you with anxiety, panic attacks and phobias by providing you a space where you can explore the cause of these feelings.
Counselling can help improve the way you relate to those around you and allow you to break free from old patterns of behaviour. You may be finding it hard to make friends, find a new relationship or struggle with commitment to others.
Trauma can result from stressful events which you experience or witness. They can crush your sense of security and self-worth. Trauma may make you feel helpless and vulnerable. It can be caused by a one-off event or from continuous exposure to traumatic events.
Everyone experiences feelings of low mood. Depression is when these feelings continue for weeks or months at a time. It can affect your body, mood, behaviour, and thoughts. It can afflict anyone and affect your ability to get on with and enjoy your life.
Anger is a normal emotion which we all experience but it can become uncontrollable or feel overwhelming. This can create problems for you, your family, and your relationships. Anger comes in many shapes and sizes and can cause you to act uncontrollably.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition when the natural recovery from trauma is delayed. You may experience issues with concentration, sleeping and feelings of isolation and detachment. Symptoms are often persistent, affecting day-to-day life.
Sexually difficulties can occur at any time and at any age, especially if you are also experience high levels of stress or going through life changes. Sex may no longer seem exciting or give you pleasure, and counselling can provide you with an opportunity to find some answers.
COPING WITH LOSS
Loss does not only refer to the loss of a loved one it can refer to a wide range of changes or life events. It is normal to feel angry, sad, or lonely when it comes to bereavement and loss. Loss may leave you struggling to cope and feeling like you're out of control of your situation.