Do you ever feel excited, thinking things are working out, only to fall flat the same old way, wondering how this happened yet again?… Wrong choice yet again… same old patterns… same old feelings…
Perhaps you are feeling unfulfilled, stressed, anxious or depressed, or are experiencing loss, problems in relationships, or difficulty with unresolved issues from the past.
I offer a non-judgemental, confidential space to reflect together on your life, and find new insights and meaning in your experiences. You can be supported to make changes, and to find new ways of understanding and accepting what can’t be changed.
I bring to my work a rich sense of the meanings in people’s stories, a joy in the exchange of ideas, and the excitement of discovery. I offer sensitivity, warmth and humour, and a love of the diversity of people and of the natural world.
My core training is in Transactional Analysis (TA), which helps us understand how we relate to (“transact” with) others and with ourselves. It helps us understand and remove blocks to our natural vitality and sense of wellbeing, and recover our inherent capacity for spontaneity, intimacy, and growth. I also draw on other approaches and my ongoing personal and professional development.
I have worked as a psychotherapist and counsellor since 2004, after completing 4 years post graduate training at the Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute in Edinburgh. Previously I worked for several years in business and the voluntary sector, promoting inclusion and working with individuals and groups in the fields of housing and community care.
I work within the ethical code and guidelines of UKCP and am in ongoing clinical supervision.