How Trua Can Help

Most of the time we are doing our best to cope with what life throws our way but there are times when we need an extra helping hand. Trua Counselling & Psychotherapy offers you a place that is just for you; where you are free to say and feel what you need. During our time together you will not be judged, whatever the issue you bring.



Below you will see a list of just some of the issues that I can help you with.

You can click on each issue for some more information and some questions that will help identify what may be troubling you.


- Do you find it difficult to trust anyone?


- Do you find it hard to be intimate with anyone or feel you're constantly seeking intimacy?


- Are you experiencing any problems with your sex life?


- Are you troubled with painful memories from your childhood?


- Do you find you can't sleep or you sleep too much?


- Maybe you're feeling depressed? Anxious?


- Perhaps you're feeling physically unwell with headaches, aches & pains, digestive issues, weight issues, or respiratory problems?


- Are you using alcohol, drugs, or behaviours like sex, shopping, eating, or gambling, as a way of escaping the painful memories from your past?


If you are a survivor of child sexual abuse or are currently experiencing abuse, you may relate to some of the above. If so, please contact me for support where you can share your story in complete safety. Through our work together, I will help you to become free of past or present struggles and to start living your life fully, in the way you truly deserve.


- Do you need to take more drink or drugs, or engage in more shopping, sex, gambling, or eating to get that high?


- Are you drinking, taking drugs or engaging in other behaviours like sex, shopping, or gambling to help you escape from what's going on in your life?


- Is your drinking, drug use, or other behaviour causing problems in your relationships?


- Do you owe money or have money problems due to your drinking, drug use, or other behaviour?


- Are you in any kind of trouble with the law because of your drinking, drug use or other behaviour?


- Are you spending most of your time thinking about your drinking, drug use, or other behaviours?


- Maybe you're missing work, school, or not able to take care of the kids because of your drinking, drug use, or other behaviour?


- Have you stopped engaging in activities you used to enjoy or changed your circle of friends because of your drinking, drug use, or other behaviour?


- Has your personal hygiene or general health decreased because of your drinking, drug use, or other behaviour?


- Even though you can see that your drinking, drug use, or addictive behaviour is causing your problems, you feel you can't stop?


Please contact me if you can identify with any of the above. You can trust that I will listen to your story with respect and compassion and that you can share your experiences free of judgement. Together we will work on what is troubling you, find new ways of coping, and rebuild your life to how you imagine it could be.


- Are you constantly tense, worried, or on edge?


- Do you have trouble sleeping?


- Do you sometimes feel like you're losing control or going mad?


- Are you always anticipating the worst case scenario or experiencing feelings of dread?


- Do you feel restless or find it hard to relax?


- Ever feel like you mind is gone blank or find it hard to concentrate?


- Are you avoiding certain places, people, or activities due to worry?


- Maybe you believe something bad will happen if certain things aren't done a certain way?


Living with anxiety can be a frightening and sometimes debilitating experience. If you've answered yes to any of the above then please contact me. Sharing your fears and worries will help us gather an understanding of your experience. Together then, we will explore ways for you to feel safe, secure and relaxed and have the life you truly deserve.


-Are you finding it hard to accept that your loved one is really gone? Do you keep searching for them?


-Are you in disbelief that your loss has really happened?


-Maybe you're finding it hard to cope with extreme feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, fear or shock related to your loss?


-Are you having trouble sleeping?


-Have you lost your appetite or feel you can't stop eating?


-Perhaps you've lost/gained weight, have frequent aches and pains, or feel physically drained and run down?


-Do you feel like life isn't worth living or has no meaning after your loss?


Whether it's been the death of a loved one, pet, or miscarriage; a relationship/marriage/friendship ending; or the loss of a job, your health, your sense of safety or security, please contact me and we can work through this difficulty together.


-Are you being kicked, punched, hit, or shoved around?


-Is anyone calling you names, joking about how you look or anything about you like you race, religion, your family situation, your abilities in activities, or how much money you may or may not have?


-Maybe others are making fun of you or scaring you through text message, emails, or facebook?


-Do you feel alone, scared, angry, or sad?


-Are you afraid to tell anyone about what is happening? Or perhaps you told someone but you feel nothing was done about it?


Whatever your age, if any of the above is happening for you then please contact me for support. You are not alone and together we will learn new ways to cope with these events so you can feel stronger, happier, and safer in all areas of your life.



-Do you find you can't sleep or you sleep too much?


-Are you having trouble concentrating or find that previously easy tasks are now difficult?


-Perhaps you're feeling exhausted and drained and just getting out of bed is a challenge?


-Are you feeling hopeless or helpless?


-Maybe you find it impossible to control your negative thoughts, no matter how much you try?!


-Have you lost your appetite or find you can't stop eating?


-Are you noticing that you are much more irritable, short-tempered, or aggressive than usual?


-Perhaps you're drinking more alcohol than usual or taking other drugs?


-Do you have thoughts that life is not worth living?


Please contact me if you can identify with any of the above. You can trust that I will listen to your story with respect and compassion and that you can share your experiences free of judgement. Together we will work on what is troubling you, find new ways of coping, and rebuild your life to how you imagine it could be.


-Are you afraid of your partner?


-Do you feel you're walking on egg shells?


-Has your partner hit you or your children?


-Does your partner criticise or undermine you in front of others e.g. the way you look, your abilities as a person?


-Does your partner try to control aspects of your life e.g. money, social life, daily routine?


-Do you feel like you have no confidence or are worthless?


If any of these seem familiar to you then please contact me. Together we will explore your options and ensure your safety at all times. You are not alone.


-Do you feel overwhelmed by all you have to do at the moment?


-Are you feeling so exhausted that you think there is something physically wrong with you?


-But when you do get a chance to rest or sleep, you find you can't sleep or wake frequently?


-Are you feeling irritable about every little thing?


-Maybe you're fighting with your partner or kids more without meaning it?


-Do you have little time or interest in eating or perhaps you comfort eat?


-Have you lost interest in sex with your partner?


-Do you sometimes think you're just no fun anymore?


-Are you comparing yourself to other mothers and being critical or doubting yourself?


If you can relate to any of the above you are not alone. Please contact me and together we will work through this. I will provide a comfortable and relaxing space just for YOU and we will discover ways to help you cope with these changes in your life.



-Are you feeling really down but don't know why and find it hard to cheer up?


-Do you worry about labour/birth, what kind of mother you will be, or how you will cope?


-Maybe you worry or feel as if something bad will happen?


-Perhaps you're struggling with this sadness or anxiety because you feel you should be happy that you're having a baby.


-Are you feeling physically exhausted and have no motivation to do anything?


-Or physically you are experiencing nausea, sweats, dizziness, tension, or palpitations.


-Do you have difficulty focusing or concentrating?


-Maybe your sleep and/or appetite has changed.


-Has your relationship become strained due to these changes? Perhaps you are worried about how the baby will impact on your relationship?


-Are you trying to get your head around and cope with a pregnancy related illness?


-Or past trauma/losses have been bothering you during your pregnancy.


-Do you find yourself troubled with your own family relationships e.g. mother/father/guardian?


-Are feeling suicidal or planning your suicide?


Pregnancy is often a wonderful time for mothers (and fathers) but for some this is not their experience. The confusion around this difference to others can leave you feeling many things but joyful. If you can relate to any of the above please know that you are not alone. Instead of suffering in silence, please contact me and together we will gain an understanding and overcome whatever is troubling you. You deserve to feel safe, happy, and confident in yourself both during and after pregnancy.



-Have you been experiencing intrusive, upsetting memories of the event?


-Flashbacks (acting or feeling like the event is happening again)?


-Maybe you find it difficult falling or staying asleep or are having nightmares?


-When you are reminded of the event, are you experiencing a pounding heart, rapid breathing, nausea, muscle tension, or sweating?


-Maybe you're avoiding activities, places, thoughts, or feelings that remind you of the trauma?


-Have you lost interest in activities you used to like or life in general?


-Maybe you're feeling detached from others and emotionally numb?


-Or feel hyper vigilant and easily startled?


-Have you been feeling irritable, restless, or unusually angry?


-Do you have a sense that things won't work out for you in the future (e.g. early death; no career; won't get married or have children)?


Experiencing a traumatic event is difficult enough without having to struggle with its lasting effects in our daily lives. If you can relate to any of the above then please contact me. During our time together you will have a place to feel safe enough to discuss what has happened in your life and find ways to be free of this event.



-Are you finding it hard to cope with life?


-Do you ever feel that life is not worth living?


-Does it sometime feel like you're losing control or going mad?


-Are you always criticizing yourself?


-Do you sometimes feel like you hate yourself? That you should punish yourself?


-Have you been harming yourself in some way to relieve the pain you feel inside?


-Even though you know it's hurting you to do this, do you feel you can't stop?


If you have answered yes to any of the above, please contact me. I will provide a safe and respectful place where you can share this pain with me and together we will find easier ways to cope with what is troubling you.



-Are you confused about any aspects of your sex life, past or present?


-Perhaps you're questioning your sexual identity or sexual experiences?


-Are you experiencing any harassment or violence in relation to your sexual orientation?


-Perhaps you are struggling with feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, fear, or isolation in relation to your sexual orientation?


-Are you having problems in your relationships in relation to your sexual experiences?


-Has your interest in sex decreased or increased lately?


-Are you having any difficulties getting sexually aroused or orgasming?


-Do you experience any pain with sex?


-Are you struggling to come to terms with any unwanted sexual experiences?


If you identify with any of the above questions then please contact me. During our time together you can explore some of these concerns with privacy and respect. We will gather an understanding of your experiences and discover ways for you to gain clarity and focus so you can move forward in your desired direction.