I specialize in multiple areas, including addiction and trauma, where I bring my expertise to support individuals facing various challenges. For instance, addictive behaviours can manifest for diverse reasons, often leaving individuals feeling isolated, burdened by their emotions, and devoid of meaningful connections. These difficulties can further compound psychological and physiological distress.
In my therapeutic practice, I view my role as a collaborative partnership with my clients. Together, we delve into early life experiences, particularly early attachments, to identify the coping strategies that have been adopted and may now hinder their present-day lives. Creating a secure and nurturing therapeutic environment, my objective is to create a space where thoughts and emotions can be freely expressed, while offering opportunities for empowerment. This, in turn, facilitates individual expression and fosters the ability to make choices in alignment with personal growth and well-being.
As an integrative therapist, my approach encompasses a range of psychotherapeutic methods, carefully tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. Through the therapeutic relationship, one can identify and explore conflicts and personal challenges. Moreover, I collaborate with my clients to recognize and address coping strategies and defences that may have served a purpose in the past but now pose obstacles in their present lives.
By embarking on a shared journey of self-discovery, we strive to unearth one's identity, enhance self-esteem, recognize personal worth, and cultivate effective ways to fulfil desires and needs. This process is facilitated in a manner that fosters the development of healthy, mutually beneficial relationships.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.