I offer a wide range of psychotherapy and personal development work, dealing with various issues including anxiety, depression and loss. My particular interest is in issues around identity, life transitions and workplace issues.
In therapy, I’d like you to have the opportunity to discuss what you may not feel able to share elsewhere. So often, I’ve seen how once people have a safe, confidential, supportive space to put their experience into words, they’re more able to manage how they feel. They become more emotionally resilient and find new options in relation to old behaviours. This frees them to take more meaning and enjoyment in their relationships. Many difficulties represent a struggle with issues and conflicts from the past. Self-awareness offers the opportunity to move away from the resulting patterns and repetitions.
As well as dealing with the past, we can give attention to your current situation and how you wish to pursue your life. The increasing pace and complexity of modern life can, by itself, cause emotional difficulties. We’re extremely varied in what we desire, what troubles us, and what makes us happier. I feel that each therapy has to reflect the unique needs of each person. In times of change or crisis, some feelings and thoughts are too much for one mind – but two people working together can make progress. I've worked with people from all walks of life, and I'm sensitive to the wide variety of values, lifestyles and identities that people pursue in contemporary society.
In my current practice, I offer weekly or twice-weekly sessions. Some people attend on an open-ended basis, others use sessions until a particular issue has been resolved.
I'm a registered provider for a number of private insurers. If your policy covers psychotherapy sessions, I’d be happy to discuss the referral process when we first speak and, if you’d prefer, also contact your insurer to confirm the details of your referral.
I have a particular interest in workplace problems and organisational issues. I have experience as both a manager and a trainer. I offer executive coaching and employee support, helping people to address the many pressures they face in the modern workplace. I originally trained to be a solicitor and my workplace issues expertise is informed by my legal experience in the commercial sector, which has included work in a city law firm and a large plc.