Psychotherapy and counselling can provide an opportunity for reflection and personal growth. I don’t have expectations of what you should look, feel or be like or of what you should bring. I have met and worked with people from all walks of life and ages, from those who have come to resolve some ‘stuckness‘ to those who are looking to get more out of life.
As a Gestalt psychotherapist, I believe that people potentially have all the necessary abilities to solve their problems or face their difficulties. However, sometimes they get stuck and need assistance. My task as a psychotherapist is to help you see more clearly what your situation is, find out how you are part of it, and experiment with finding new solutions.
I am an approachable and friendly psychotherapist with more than 10 years experience from working in both the UK and Ireland. I currently offer sessions online. I am passionate about holding a space to provide you with the necessary support to gain greater understanding about yourself, or what has contributed to where you find yourself. I dont have expectations of how or who you should be. Most people feel a lot of apprehension when first coming to therapy and may have thoughts about, 'Is what I'm bringing enough?', or 'Will I know how to do it right?', or 'What if I'm too emotional to talk', or the opposite, 'What if I just cant say anything?' There is no right starting place other than just where you are. From there we can work out the next steps together. It takes great courage to contact a therapist but that first step of reaching out is often the hardest.
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.