Happiness has been suggested by ancient philosophers as a habit we must practice rather than something that happens to us. There are times in our life when we struggle with the idea of happiness.
Certain experiences and events can make it more difficult to cope and find a way through.
My approach is integrated from transactional analysis; the social and behavioural study of human interaction. Attachment theory; the first patterns of relating formed via parents and family experiences, and existentialism; the philosophy of how we manage ‘being’ in the world. I ask who we are in the world, what we want in our lives and how we make our choices.
As an experienced transactional analysis counsellor I provide a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space. I see the therapeutic relationship as being an anchor during times when life can feel overwhelming and see people as unique beings each with their own story. I work intuitively and with compassion believing everyone has the right to feel understood.
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.