I am drawn to the integrative approach because I believe that we are all unique and highly complex, so considerable flexibility and variety is necessary, moment by moment, for therapy to be beneficial.
C. G. Jung analytical method, existential philosophies and Gestalt technic are strong pillars of my practice.
I work relationally and endeavour to assist my clients to understand their relationship patterns and how these patterns impact on their sense of self, relationships and wellbeing.
The quality of the relationship between you and me is what will ultimately enable real change to take place. I am open-minded, dedicated and curious. I offer understanding, warmth, depth, integrity and creativity. I believe that my humanity and insight are as important as the psychological theory underpinning it all.
I believe that we are all doing our best to cope with life's circumstances. However, our coping mechanisms can limit our growth as individuals and inhibit our success in relationships with family and in work. Through careful attention and understanding of how these patterns both help and limit, I aim to provide a relationship that allows relief, from pain and distress. This creates possibilities for a fuller and more enriching experience of yourself and all around you.
Most of my clients are either dealing with a parental wound, childhood trauma, relationship problems, difficult endings, or are professionals challenged by stress, anxiety and/or low mood. I also help clients with addiction, aloneness, attachment issues and those with couple, family and sexual difficulties.
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.