If you haven't had counselling before, the thought of talking to a stranger about something that's troubling you can seem frightening. You may have an idea of the changes you want to make, or simply be aware that you want something in your life to be different without being sure how to achieve this. Sorrell Raikes is qualified to practise Transactional Analysis psychotherapy and can support you to initiate the changes you seek to make. She is able to provide therapeutic services for individual adults, young people and couples, offering a safe and confidential space to work on a short or long term basis. She aims to support you to look closely at yourself, your relationships and your wider life to enable you to become more accepting of the past, initiate positive change and find a healthy balance to your life.
Sorrell is able to offer some low cost therapy on a individual and/or group basis to allow you to explore the challenges that you are currently dealing with. She has a wide range of experience working with a diverse client base. Her professional career has included supporting adult survivors of childhood abuse and family survivors of suicide. She has also worked with adults and young people suffering from a range of emotional difficulties including depression, bereavement, complicated grief, anxiety, stress, work related issues, PTSD, gender, sexuality, body dysmorphia and eating disorders.
Please call or email her for an informal discussion about how she may be able to help you at this time. Together you can work at a pace that suits you, to explore what is going, uncover what may be holding you back and increase emotional regulation skills and self-care to enable you to live a more positive, healthier life.
Sorrell has a Diploma in Transactional Analysis (TA), and has completed four years of advanced Clinical Training in TA psychotherapy. She has also done some advanced training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Flash technique (a form of EMDR). She is a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) and works in accordance with the Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice of these professional bodies.