I use an approach called Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) which has been shown in scientific studies to be a highly effective treatment for a wide range of psychological problems including anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, personality disorders, depression, relationship difficulties, self-defeating and self-destructive patterns of behaviour and unexplained medical symptoms. ISTDP is very rigorous and focused, and attempts to precisely address the key to change and healing. Holding the emotional problems you bring as the focus, we will work together on the way in which these problems occur in the moment in the therapy room or in your life outside therapy, helping us both to see the habits and patterns of behaviour that give rise to those problems. This involves making observations and encouraging self-observation of both what occurs in your mind and body, and also between us. There is a strong focus on anxiety regulation and on tackling the internal obstacles that prevent progress and healing.
Therapy isn’t something that is done to you but is a process that demands hard work and commitment from both the client and the therapist. The ISTDP therapist is highly engaged in the process and will provide continual feedback to the client in the session.
I hold a postgraduate diploma in psychosynthesis psychotherapy, an MA in psychology applied to counselling and psychotherapy, a postgraduate diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling and a postgraduate diploma in counselling.
I am highly committed to continuing professional development. I have studied ISTDP and other approaches with a number of highly respected teachers including Jon Frederickson, Lisa Bendzsa, ISTDP-UK and others and continue to do so.
Do you feel overwhelmed by your emotions? Is anxiety adversely affecting your day-to-day life? Has life lost it’s meaning for you, making it hard for you to find energy or enthusiasm for anything?
It can be difficult to imagine things can be different but therapy can make change possible.
Therapy can not only provide relief from distressing symptoms, but can also help you live at your highest level of capacity – free to feel fully alive and to thrive in all areas of your life.
I am a UKCP accredited and BACP registered psychotherapist, working with adults online and face to face in Bath. I specialise in an approach called ISTDP (Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy). I work to cultivate an atmosphere of courage, honesty and openness.
Please feel free to explore my website to learn more about me and my approach, or contact me if you have any further questions or would like to make an appointment.
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.