People come to counselling and psychotherapy for many different reasons and at different times in their lives. As you are reading this, I imagine that you are looking for things to be different. Perhaps you are looking to explore problems or issues in your life, or looking for more meaning generally, more of a sense of fulfilment. Or it may be that you are struggling to cope at the moment and need some support.
I believe that the path to wellbeing and transformation is best supported by a mindful, warm, and empowering relationship, and I will do my best to work with you in this way.
I draw on a range of psychotherapeutic approaches, so there are lots of different approaches we might use in our work together. The particular ones we will use will depend on you and the issues you bring to our sessions.
We will start by talking about what brings you to therapy. I find it useful to talk a bit about your history to help me understand your background and experience, although we won’t necessarily focus on the past.
Mindfulness based psychotherapy means working with how you are experiencing yourself and your life right now. This is because it is only in the present that healing is possible.
More technically, I describe my approach an integrative, relational, drawing on psychodynamics, aspects of body psychotherapy, western personality therapy, psychotherapy skills and trauma skills, as well as being informed by Buddhist psychology and mindfulness practices.
I am a UKCP accredited mindfulness based or core process psychotherapist.
I hold a deep and intrinsic belief in the capacity of all people to grow, develop and be well. My psychotherapy practice is rooted in over 20 years of mindfulness and meditation practice.
I have an MA in Core Process or Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy, from the Karuna Institute and Middlesex University and am accredited with with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am also a member of the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists and a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer short and long term psychotherapy and counselling to private clients. I work with people of all religions and none.
I work with the many different issues that clients bring to sessions.