I am a qualified psychotherapist and work psychodynamically. This modality values exploration of past experiences and their impact on present-day thoughts, behaviours and patterns. Increasingly, I am drawn to attachment-based, trauma-informed ways of understanding. My training is in psychodynamic psychotherapy but I am also open to exploring how our emotions and unique histories express themselves through the body.
I hope that working therapeutically together, we could create a safe and reflective space in which to better understand your difficulties and acknowledge the pain of the past and challenges of the present. This engagement with the emotional world can lead to acceptance, healing and growth on a profound level. My time as a Cruse Bereavement counsellor reflects my interest in giving meaning and space to loss as an inevitable aspect of the human experience.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist, former mental health social worker and bereavement counsellor. Additionally, I hold BSc Psychology and MSc Social Psychology, both of which have provided foundations upon which to build my knowledge and experience of the internal world and psychological states of being.
I support people with a broad range of life experiences and difficulties such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, work stress and low self-worth. I welcome enquiries from those wishing to explore aspects of their identity, such as in relation to race, gender, sexuality or culture. I am trained psychodynamically but use additional attachment-focused, trauma-informed and person-centred approaches to guide my work.
I was the featured psychodynamic psychotherapist in Talk Yourself Better: A Confused Person's Guide to Therapy, Counselling and Self-help by Ariane Sherine (2018). I wrote about compassion fatigue in the caring professions for Welldoing.org. I appeared in the UKCP members' magazine, New Psychotherapist, Issue 75, Autumn 2020.
I have a hybrid practice and offer therapy sessions in person, by phone, Zoom and VSee. I am compliant with UKCP and BACP guidance on working therapeutically, competently and ethically online and in-person.
If you’d like to explore working therapeutically to add meaning, healing, joy and compassion to your life, I look forward to hearing from you.
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.