I work with individuals, couples and families. I am qualified as an individual psychotherapist and as a couples and families psychotherapist and I like to integrate both approaches to meet each persons holistic needs.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist I have been trained in, and have experience of offering a range of therapies which I can tailor to your individual needs and circumstances. Therapy may involve working on a clearly defined problem area and may be time-limited. Alternatively, it may be more helpful to work in an open-ended contract in which you can explore your issues further.
In open ended psychotherapy there is space to consider the rejected aspects of our beings as much as those in the light. This can involve a process of trusting the wisdom of the psyche as revealed in symbolic and imaginal process. I value the place of imagination in the therapeutic process as it allows space for trusting images to unfold in their own rhythm rather than manipulating them. This process can allow a move away from the rational mind in order to access our own inner source of healing and wisdom and can be very useful when working with internal conflict.
As a qualified Family and Systemic Psychotherapy I aim to help people in a close relationship help each other.
Therapy enables family members, couples and others who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. Individuals can find Family Therapy helpful, as an opportunity to reflect on important relationships and find ways forward.
My therapeutic approach draws on a range of theories including psychodynamic therapy, integrative psychosynthesis, Jungian, existential, developmental, CBT and systemic psychotherapy. I believe that therapy is not a one size fits all and during our initial sessions we can decide together which approach may be helpful for you. I work holistically, which means taking into consideration all aspects of the person’s life. In therapy this means being mindful of not only the emotional and psychological aspects but also the physiological and the wider social world, our relationships, history, culture and spirituality.