Perhaps life is difficult or painful in some way and you long for something different but don’t know what that might be or how to go about it?
My task is to provide a safe, caring, confidential space in which we can explore, without judgement, the problems that you are experiencing, what you are looking for and the most suitable approach for your needs. This may mean that we work short-term (6-12 sessions), toward a clear outcome or we work longer-term in a more open, wide-ranging process of self-discovery. I work with a broad range of problems and welcome diversity.
We cannot change the past but we can work together with curiosity and compassion to develop insight into what has shaped us as individuals; the conscious and unconscious patterns that you have developed. The therapeutic process is about us exploring wider perspectives of yourself that enrich your life and offer more congruent flexibility in a variety of situations, e.g. in relationships or in the work place.
My psychotherapy training integrates approaches from Fritz Perl’s Gestalt therapy, Virginia Satir’s Family Systems therapy and Milton Erickson’s Hypnotherapy. I also incorporate psychoeducation, emotional awareness and mindfulness.
I have a varied professional background that includes neuroscience research, teaching, educational development and change management. My therapy work allows me to integrate my natural curiosity, broad experience and psychotherapeutic training. I value uniqueness, connection, the natural world, exploration and learning.
My work is supported and bound by the good practice and ethical frameworks of UKCP and I have regular clinical supervision.