As we face these uncertain times, we find ourselves coming up against many challenges that may be exacerbating our existing internal struggles. It feels more important than ever to find some sense of certainty and purpose in these difficult times. Self-isolating can bring on fear and anxiety, uncertainty around our livelihoods can trigger old and new coping strategies that may feel damaging to one's self.
Life is all about relationship in one form or another, how we relate to everything and everybody around us and of course, our relationship with ourselves. You may be struggling in personal relationships, spiralling addictions or self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviours. In therapy we explore the underlying issues and possible trauma, in order to create real and lasting positive change in your life.
We are looking to build on your self-worth and self-esteem, and to positively affect your belief systems so that you feel more engaged with the world around you. Clients often present with feelings of loneliness and not belonging; we look to gently transform these experiences in to having a greater sense of who you are and your place in the world.
Therapy helps us to develop self-compassion, to quieten our critical mind and to learn how to experience a calmer and more peaceful life.
I have been in practice for 9 years and hold a space that is safe, non-judgemental, empathetic and compassionate. Our work together is collaborative, helping you move forward towards positive change in your life, to gain a clearer sense of self and to have a handle on your mental health.
I have both a wide lived and professional experience, working with addiction, anxiety, childhood abuse, stress, burnout, loneliness, relationship issues and depression. I work with other gay men with issues around chemsex, sex, sexuality, shame and addiction.
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.