I’m an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor and an accredited member of BACP. I work with individuals and couples and specialise in working with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-confidence and self-esteem. I’ve also worked substantially with life transitions and significant loss, both personal and career.
I offer brief and open-ended therapy depending on your needs, and reasons for coming to therapy. Brief therapy tends to work best when you’re wanting to focus on a single, specific issue. Open-ended therapy tends to be a better frame when there are a number of areas in your life you’d like to attend to, when there’s trauma or if there are multiple unresolved issues from the past.
I’ve been supporting clients toward improved wellbeing for over 12 years, and have provided counselling services within a wide range of settings including NHS, Mind, corporate and government departments, and have also managed a counselling agency providing brief therapy. I now work exclusively in private practice as I feel this setting provides the greatest flexibility and conditions to support clients get the most out of therapy.
I offer a discrete and relaxed atmosphere in which you can feel at ease to share what’s troubling you. I value connection and trust, which makes it possible to work through difficult feelings and find new ways of dealing with challenging situations.
My core training is in gestalt therapy, and over the years I have also integrated numerous approaches to therapy including somatic experiencing, cognitive interventions, mindfulness and working with dreams. The essence of my work aims to support you to unpack your life situation, working through difficult life events or feelings that may feel unresolved, re-evaluating thinking patterns that may feel stuck or beliefs that may feel limiting and may no longer serve you. This style of working aims to resolve deeply held issues and support you to access your internal resources to make the changes you feel are right for you.
Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counselling Accredited Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
When we first meet you will get a chance to share what’s troubling you and I will also ask you some questions about your background and current situation to get a sense for how I can best help you. We will discuss what you would like to get out of therapy and what a successful outcome or change in your situation may look or feel like to you.
My approach is based on creating a safe space for you to share what’s troubling you, work through unresolved issues or challenging life situations and gain new perspectives to make the changes you feel are right for you. I value connection and trust, which makes it possible to work through difficult feelings and find new ways of dealing with challenging situations.
How we work will be completely individual to your needs as no life situation is ever experienced in the same way by two different people. I like to understand what’s important to each person and connect at whatever level you feel your life needs attending to. This could mean processing unresolved feelings and difficult life experiences, exploring relationships, working through unhelpful beliefs and thinking patterns, or moving forward from a difficult place.
I tend to work in the here-and-now as it’s only in the present that we can make changes, let go of old patterns, wounds, painful memories and unhelpful beliefs and be able to create something different. Do get in touch to book an appointment or if you’d like more information