As an accredited UKCP psychotherapist I understand well the difficulties we all face in life. The things that hold so much promise for fulfilment can also cause us so much disappointment and pain. In our search for satisfaction we inevitably neglect aspects of ourselves that remain under-developed and become obstacles to our fulfilment.
For this reason, I take a holistic approach to psychotherapy that addresses not just the mind and emotions, but also the body and consciousness. Difficulties in life are often pointers to where we have become imbalanced. They are opportunities for growth and greater self-awareness.
Together, we can explore what might be going on beneath the surface. I will help you develop skills and tools that you can use to manage and reduce your symptoms. More importantly, I can help you to find a meaning in your suffering.
I was born in Ireland in 1981, and originally trained as an architect before finding my way to psychotherapy through an interest in existential philosophy and contemplative practice.
I have experience in several NHS settings, working with addiction recovery in hospitals, with frontline A&E psych liaison teams, and as a resident GP counsellor. These clinical settings were followed by long-term depth psychotherapy work within various charities.
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.