My approach to therapy has been influenced by existential philosophy as well as psychological models, such as psychodynamic theories, CBT, Mindfulness-Based Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy.
I also use a relational centred approach where I see the therapy as a co-created, evolving process to which both therapist and client contribute. As a therapist, I offer you an opportunity to do this, in a confidential, compassionate and non-judgemental way.
I am a UKCP accredited and BACP registered Psychotherapist and I provide short-term and long-term psychotherapy. I have experience working with clients with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, abuse, trauma, relationship issues, cancer and chronic health conditions.
I have worked for the NHS for several years as well as for several mental health charities. I am also in my final stages of completing a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Middlesex University and working on my dissertation which explores the experience of chronic pain.
Reasons for seeking counselling may vary and these could include a wide range of psychological or emotional distress as well as the need to explore your life more deeply or reflect on particular life decisions or dilemmas.
The way we approach challenges in life and the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that arise from them can sometimes be the source of further suffering which can be experienced as shame, self-criticism, isolation, self-loathing, self-blame and deep emotional suffering.
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to explore and become aware of the way we relate and respond to our world as well as the narratives we create about our lives. By committing to this exploratory work, it is possible, through mindful and compassionate awareness, to identify the patterns that create suffering and despair.
Psychotherapy enables the ability to identify and name our experiences in a safe and non-judgemental space, whether these are deep-rooted emotions or limiting beliefs about ourselves and the world. Through this awareness, a new perspective can emerge, which can lead to positive changes and a better relationship with ourselves and others.