I offer psychotherapy, counselling and EMDR on a variety of presenting issues including stress, anxiety and panic, shame, depression, trauma, work related difficulties and burnout, loss and bereavement, as well as broader issues such as loss of identity, self-esteem and life transitions and crises.
I draw on a range of approaches – Jungian, Gestalt, somatic and attachment theory depending on your needs at various points in the process. This may include exploring the past and its impact on today, working creatively with the unconscious, finding ways to live through some of the existential challenges of ‘being human’, or bringing an awareness of how the body that you were born into has shaped your life experiences. I work relationally and respectfully to explore what symptoms might mean for your life experience and future direction.
Alongside my private psychotherapy practice, I am a trainer on the Counselling Diploma at Re-Vision Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy in London, a group facilitator and offer supervision to counsellers and pyschotherapists. I have a particular interest in working with shame, traumatic bereavement and life transitions. I see the potential for moments of crisis to become gateways to soul, to a fuller and more meaningful life. and a deeper connection to self.
It's important to me that clients can bring all of themselves into the therapy space. Sometimes this can mean having an awareness of the wider socio-political and socio-cultural realities that have shaped our lives, and those of our ancestors- including naming power, oppression and discrimination. I have lived and worked in East London, Ireland, East and Southern Africa and parts of India. I bring to the work my identity as a white, Irish cis gender woman, and a commitment to deep respect and non-defensive curiosity. My hope is that therapy can be a place of collaborative and healing exploration.
I work with clients weekly in 50 minute sessions, in open ended, long term and short term contexts, and offer therapy to counsellors and psychotherapists in the course of their training. I offer in-person therapy in Norwich, and online or telephone therapy using zoom.
If you would like to find out more about my approach send me an email and we can arrange an initial session to talk about what brings you to therapy and what some of your hopes may be for the process.
Feeling comfortable with your therapist is a big part of getting started- an initial session is a chance for you to see if we are a ‘good fit’ and there’s no obligation to commit to further sessions at that time.