What is the Arena?

I was introduced to the ‘Man in the Arena’ quote by my favourite author Brené Brown. These words changed my life. They call me to be courageous and I recite them to myself when I am scared of being hurt.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly."

Theodore Roosevelt

Life is tough. We live in struggle and we get knocked down again and again. Choosing to start therapy is brave. It is stepping into the unknown and daring greatly. In standing up and asking for more from life you are already in the arena.

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About Me

It is really important to find a therapist who is a good fit for you. Find out a bit more about me here.

What is Psychotherapy?

With all the different types of therapy and counselling out there it can be confusing. Find out a bit more about my style of therapy here.

Choosing a Therapist

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50 minute session £50
80 minute session £75

Please note that my fees are reviewed yearly in line with my experience and qualifications.