I’m a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor and have had many years of training and experience in treating clients of all backgrounds, presenting with a wide range of problems including; anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, relationship issues, bereavement and loss, trauma and those who feel that they have become stuck and have lost meaning and direction in their lives.
Psychological problems are common and may affect any one of us at any point in our lives. Some are short lived and respond well to brief focussed psychotherapy; others may require a range of interventions and respond better to longer term psychotherapy.
I have found that providing a safe, supportive and confidential environment in which clients feel they can be open, allows them to work through what has brought them to therapy.
My psychodynamic approach is collaborative, where I listen very carefully to clients and work alongside them to help them to understand themselves, their feelings and their circumstances better.
To gain this understanding, it is important to understand the relationship between early experience and current problems. This doesn’t mean that we just talk about the past, but unless we understand how the past continues to exert an effect on the present, we cannot identify what needs to change now.
This deep sense of understanding and self-awareness gained through psychotherapy can facilitate autonomy, which can lead to meaningful change and growth. This in turn enables an increase in self-esteem, better personal and professional relationships and a sense of healing and contentment in life.
I understand that starting therapy can feel daunting and so the first step is exploring your therapy options, which if you're reading this, you've already taken. The following step is to get in contact so we can arrange to meet for an initial session, to get a feel of what it would be like to work together.