If you feel stuck, alone or if you are finding it hard to see a way forwards, then therapy can be a confidential and safe space for you to talk about the things that are important to you and for you to feel heard.
Gestalt psychotherapy is an integrative, holistic and creative approach to therapy. It emphasises that people cannot be understood in isolation but only as part of the environment in which they live. It underlines the importance of the connection between thoughts, sensations, feelings and experiences and the settings in which they occur.
My approach is holistic and relational, so together we can explore how your world is constructed. I aim to help you increase your awareness, for example, where you may feel blocked, overwhelmed, wounded or confused. This process can help you get to know and understand yourself in a more embodied way. More awareness can lead to an unfurling of fixed patterns and create more meaningful responses in your life and in the relationships that are important to you.
As a therapist, my aim is to both support and gently challenge you in navigating the divide between where you are now and where you want to be. Therapy can be a challenging process at times, but I believe it can be a rewarding and growthful opportunity.
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I am an accredited Gestalt therapist and certified online and telephone counsellor. I offer therapy in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to talk about experiences that are causing you distress.
I am committed to working with you in a relational and holistic way. This means the relationship we build together is central to raising awareness of how you make sense of your experiences and relationships in the world around you. Working holistically means that I work with you as a whole person, paying attention to the embodied and psychological processes and how they link together, as well as the wider cultural and social contexts that are unique to you.
I am passionate about and specialise in body-orientated approaches to help you understand, express and integrate your individual experiences, when talking alone cannot. Working in this way can help cultivate more awareness of your needs and how they might be met. My extensive background in the creative arts also means I can offer creative approaches to therapy when it feels right for you.
I have over 25 years’ experience working in Higher Education and I hold expertise in supporting both educators and students in what has become an increasingly stressful environment that is impacting mental health negatively.
I have been practising therapy since August 2017 and I have experience of working with a diverse range of adults in voluntary sector, NHS and private practice settings. Alongside my private practice, I was previously a volunteer counsellor at Nottingham Counselling Services – a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) recognised and accredited service. Whilst I work with clients on a wide range of issues, I have a particular interest and expertise in supporting people with issues of trauma, identity, belonging, loss and grief.
Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (Masters Level) - (GPTI)
Certified online & telephone counsellor. Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) member level 1
MA by Independent Study: focus on relationality, embodiment and kinaesthetic empathy.
I am a registered full member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) (Registration number: 2011174758) and UK Association for Gestalt Practitioners (UKAGP) full member.
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.