Life can be difficult, and the stories we tell ourselves can often limit and block us in leading the life we truly want to lead. As an experienced, and skilled integrative psychotherapist, I draw on a variety of different approaches, to assist you in meeting your particular needs and goals. I use the relationship we gradually build together to shine a light on understanding other relationships in your life, to better understand yourself, and develop the resources to live more authentically and heal past trauma.
Through offering a safe, non-judgemental place to explore, we can be curious and better understand how negative thoughts, patterns and ways of relating may be holding you back. Working collaboratively, and utilising the therapeutic relationship, we shine a torch on different areas of difficulty to gain insight and empower change and growth to meet your goals.
I believe in a holistic approach and use attachment-focused therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, body psychotherapy, CBT and aspects of mindfulness. I believe that we all have the capacity for insight, change and growth with the right conditions. I draw on my professional knowledge and skills, and offer a calm, supportive space to reflect, understand your problems and gain new insight and the possibility of change.
I am an integrative psychotherapist, My experience in the mental health field spans several years. I have experience working with adults in an NHS secondary mental health service, specialising in trauma. I also have experience and training working with bereavement and all forms of loss, and supporting students with stress, anxiety and depression working in a diverse university counselling service.
As a parent, I fully appreciate the challenges this role can bring. I draw on this, as well as knowledge gained in an NHS Perinatal service, to work with perinatal issues and parenting challenges, including post-natal depression, anxiety, parental identity issues, and difficult birth experiences.
Prior to being a therapist, I worked in the humanitarian sector for ten years, working in charities - both based in the UK, as well as living and working in different parts of Africa, and specialised in inclusion and human-rights programmes. I therefore have a deep respect for, and understanding of diversity and difference, and the impact of marginalisation in all its forms.
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.