My approach to my work is to treat you like a friend within very strict boundaries. So I will offer you a timed slot in a confidential room where you can expect me to listen empathically to whatever you want to say without judgement or advice. There are limits to that of course because I will have to report certain criminal activities and serioius threats of harm to yourself or others.
We can make a plan for your goals together or explore hitherto uncharted territory. My aim is to enable you to accept yourself and the limitations on your life whilst making any changes that would facilitate that.
I do not expect you to be my friend so I will not disclose much personal information, and you do not need to worry about how I am.
I am qualified as an Existential Psychotherapist and have been practising as such for 14 years, and before that was a general counsellor.
I have learned much theory along the way and may think about it while we talk but you may not notice me speaking about it unless you are interested. However, I enjoy working with student therapists and can offer a reduced rate for long term work. There are many new techniques available as we learn just how many people have suffered from various forms of trauma during their lives and I try to keep up with the latest theories, particularly in neuroscience.
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.