Counselling

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Some of us have the feeling that something is wrong but we are not sure what it is or we know our life could be better. Some of us know that we have come from a difficult background and use coping mechanisms that can be destructive to ourselves or others.

Some of us are living with the effects of trauma, but do not realise that we are, and some are more aware and may find life to be overwhelming at times and find it hard to cope.

Many of us are out of touch with our true selves. One reason for this is that we learn to defend ourselves from the world at a very young age. Those defences become ingrained and we may think they are part of our personality. We may often dismiss our defences as ‘that’s just me.’

Defences are ingenious as they work by us not knowing that we have them. One of the most effective ways to resolve this is through counselling. A counsellor can help us to explore those parts of us and get closer to our real selves.

Therapy can change peoples’ lives for the better and I believe that healing from life’s wounds, and the sense of peace it brings, is possible for all of us. 

Please see my website – Sarah Graham Counselling for more details about my work.

Please view my profile at the National Counselling Society here.
 

Areas I work In

Partners and Children of People with Narcissistic Personality Disorder

People with Narcissistic Personality Disorder are very destructive to the people around them.

If your partner or parent can be cold, controlling or devaluing, be dismissive of you or your opinions, has never said sorry for anything, seems to be lacking in empathy, gives you the silent treatment and may go for weeks without speaking to you, if they lie a lot, or are manipulative and self-centred, if you get the feeling they think ‘it’s my way or the highway,’ if they are jealous and highly critical, if they are quick to anger and rage and if you feel you are never good enough – you may have a partner or parent with NPD.

A parent with NPD can cause their children to develop Complex PTSD, addictions, panic disorders, anxiety and depression amongst other outcomes.

A partner/spouse with NPD can cause their partner/spouse to feel undervalued, belittled, ignored and/or depressed and it can have serious effects on self-worth and self-esteem.

I can provide an understanding place for people to talk about their experiences with their parents or partners who have narcissistic traits.

Complex Trauma

I also work with Complex Trauma. The following can be symptoms of complex trauma (which can be caused by childhood abuse or having a parent who is in addiction, mentally ill or emotionally neglectful); irritability, depression, insomnia, feeling emotionally overwhelmed, having nightmares or flashbacks, feeling shame or worthlessness, panic attacks, substance abuse, eating disorders, chronic pain and feelings of not knowing who you are or feeling unreal or out of body.

Other Areas I Work In:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Panic Disorders
  • Feelings of Shame and Worthlessness
  • People Pleasing

Modes of Working

I work online on Zoom or Skype or on the phone.

My Qualifications and Other Information:

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am also trained in treating Complex Trauma and the ‘styles’ in which it can manifest such as complex post traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, panic disorders, anxiety, depression and addictions, among others.

I have Professional Liability Insurance and am a member of the National Counselling Society.

Please view my profile at the National Counselling Society here.

I hold a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service – a UK criminal record check) certificate and fully comply with data protection laws.

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We are not what happened to us, we are what we wish to become.

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Sarah Graham

Sarah Graham

I am a Counsellor, based in Bournemouth in the UK, with specialist knowledge of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. I am trained in treating Complex Trauma. I work online and am insured to work in most places in the world.

Link to my Counselling Website Here

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