Anxiety, feeling low or experiencing loss are part of everyday life. However, if you feel your emotional life is out of balance and struggle to bounce back or feeling stuck in old patterns that holds you back, it's a good time to reach out for support. Psychotherapy helps you to re-evaluate and make new sense of your life and relationships not just with others but with yourself too. The process offers opportunities to change your internal life to feeling more comfortable, secure and confident and this translate to being able to form more fulfilling relationships and live a fuller life.
From the beginning we focus on establishing trust and a strong sense of safety that enables the explorations of your problems through a deeper understanding of your experiences, thoughts and feelings. My approach is based on increasing self-awareness and developing skills to manage difficult feelings and heal from old wounds.
It can be hard to seek support but it might be still easier than just carry on. The most exciting part of my work is seeing my clients developing a better relationship with themselves, recognising their capabilities to live an easier and freer life as they are able to integrate their feelings and actions, which they didn’t think was possible before.
I work on the premise that you are the expert of your life and are ready to make changes with my support.
I work with warmth and compassion to create a safe and stable environment in which you can work through your difficulties. I have first-hand experience of working with issues of diversity, immigration and cultural integration.
My integrated model is relational and psychodynamic that builds on attachment theory, neuroscience and body psychotherapy.
I also work as supervisor at Cruse Bereavement charity.
Qualifications: MA/Adv Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Psychology BSc, Diploma in Higher Education, Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing
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.