Psychotherapy is a wonderful opportunity to develop relational self-awareness and explore your experience, as well as a process to engage with difficulty and distress in your life. I offer a supportive and thoughtful space to explore what may be difficult to talk about, with compassion, sensitivity, curiosity and insight. By helping you to understand and illuminate your feelings and experiences, we can begin a process of discovery, bringing your deeper self-knowledge into awareness to expand the possibilities of how you live, relate, and make choices.
Gestalt methodology supports me to work from a process-based, holistic, embodied perspective, offering an alternative to mainstream, normative models of mental health. I see each meeting in therapy as an opportunity to co-construct a trusting, respectful, attuned relationship, balancing support and challenge, forming a here-and-now basis to explore your immediate concerns, as well as issues emerging along the way and habitual patterns rooted in the past.
My background in psychology and community mental health underpins my ability to also ensure that Gestalt psychotherapy is a suitable approach for you, and I will encourage seeking different types of support when I believe this is required.
I am an experienced Gestalt psychotherapist and group facilitator, offering open-ended and fixed term therapy online. I enjoy working with individuals who are curious about understanding themselves and their existential situation, and I have particular experience around issues including life transitions, identity, cross-cultural experiences, personal agency, communication, creativity, anxiety, low mood, anger, grief and loss, parenting, and relational difficulties. In addition to postgraduate qualifications in Gestalt psychotherapy, I have a background in music and psychology. Professional registration as a psychotherapist in the UK (UKCP) as well as Australia (PACFA) ensures the high standards of my training and means I have agreed to follow ethical codes and standards and to undertake ongoing training, supervision and development.
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.