What is Peer Support?

Peer support offers a safe and non-judgemental space for people who have had, or are having, a similar lived experience to share their stories. It involves active listening, empathy, and a focus on personal strengths. In peer support there is no hierarchy and it does not involve a professional to client relationship. What unfolds is a conversation between equals who are there to learn from each other and develop coping strategies to help them in their daily lives. Below are some experiences I can offer peer support on:

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Mental health difficulties

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Impact of difficult life experiences on mental health
*This does not include the impact of traumatic life events which may require the support of a medical professional.*

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Spirituality

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder
For me this has included challenges around self esteem and
 self image

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Identifying as female

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Using forgiveness as a tool for healing

Please note: Although I have a qualification in counselling skills and am trained to hold space for people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties, I am not a counsellor, nor am I trained to support people in crisis or who may be looking for a space to explore trauma. What I can offer is empathy, no judgement, and a space for reflection to help you tap into your own inner guidance.


If you are living in the UK and you or someone you know needs urgent support please go to: 
www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/

Identifying as female

Using forgiveness as a tool for healing

Support with Amy

The support I offer involves a safe space to reflect on and discuss mental health and/or general life experiences. It's a place to  be listened to, have your experiences validated, and a time dedicated to you and your wellbeing. It's also a place where the spiritual aspect of life is up for discussion where we can share our thoughts and beliefs free from judgement. I do not offer advice, tell people what to do, or believe I am someone who has the answers. What I can do is share my personal experiences of mental health and the practices I use to manage my own wellbeing.

I also use the Elder Futhark Runes as a tool for reflection. My intention for working with the runes is always for the highest good of all and to help those I'm reading for connect with their own higher guidance and any lessons that life currently may be offering. I am not a physic or medium or have any intention of using the runes to predict future life events. Click here to find out more about the runes and how I work with them.

I offer peer support on a donation basis. This means there is no set fee so you can pay according to what you can afford or what you feel is appropriate for the service you received.

*There are mental health charities and services which provide FREE group peer support. You should be able to find these easily by researching peer support in your area online*

If during our session I feel I'm not able to support you safely with your specific mental health experience I will have a conversation with you around this and signpost you to an appropriate service. 
"I was young once, 
I walked alone
and I became lost on my way.
I felt like I was rich
when I met another traveler - 
people's joy is in other people."
- Hávamál (translated from Old Norse)