As an integrative psychotherapist, my approach to psychotherapy with clients who seek my intervention, is individualistic, in that I firstly endeavour to encounter the person. Often this 'person' is buried beneath many layers of adversity and/or trauma. This means that I attune the most appropriate modality or a combination of modalities to help the individual find and accept their 'self', their 'authentic self'.
I draw from a range of modalities, namely, Existential, Humanistic, Phenomenological & Relational Therapy, Psychodynamic, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Internal Family system (IFS); Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have recently been enamoured by the field of Neuro psychotherapy, a scientific way of understanding human behaviour and mental health through the study of the human brain and the nervous system. Neuro psychotherapy does not directly target the brain but focuses on the life experiences encountered by the person. It aims to understand how the brain processes life experiences which are meaningful, but embedded within the brain structures of each human being.
Neuro Psychotherapy helps us make sense of the basic need every human being has, to be understood, accepted and validated, as the human brain is wired for love. It is love that stimulates neurons and helps connect with other neurons in the brain. Thus my approach is one of unconditional regard and love through a secure attachment that helps people explore themselves and re-establish the view of their world.
I am a UKCP registered Integrative Psychotherapist, offering my services at a quiet serene location in Billingshurst.
As an integrative psychotherapist I specialise in the treatment of complex mental illness that may be attributed to childhood sexual abuse, physical/emotional/mental abuse experienced during childhood or early adulthood, unattended grief and/or complicated trauma. Additionally, I offer my expertise in the field of stillbirth/miscarriage, in other words pregnancy and baby loss.
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.