I am warm and approachable and understand that starting therapy can be daunting. We work together to complete an assessment of what is happening for you and what changes you want to make to allow you to lead a happier and more fulfilling life.
As a humanistic therapist I believe that a positive therapeutic experience is based on the transformational potential of a safe, trusting, confidential and equal relationship between client and therapist. The therapeutic process can help boost self-esteem and confidence, supporting you – as a unique individual – to find an authentic way through life’s challenges and difficulties. Therapy can help facilitate connections between your thoughts and feelings, and bodily sensations, encouraging greater self-awareness. The counselling process may also enable you to recognise and develop new ways of thinking and feeling; fresh perspectives that promote personal growth, improved relationships and a sense of possibility and change.
I offer Gestalt Psychotherapy which encourages a new level of awareness and understanding of how experiences – past and present- are impacting you now. This exploration, within the context of a safe therapeutic relationship, can enable you to achieve understanding and growth. I also offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing). This is a trauma focused therapy, which in conjunction with psychotherapy can explore and potentially overcome the debilitating symptoms of trauma – https://emdr-europe.org
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.