In my practice, I offer a safe, non-judging and confidential therapeutic space where thoughts and feelings can be shared and explored. The therapeutic journey I believe can serve as an opportunity to uncover one’s inner resources and resilience, as well as an opportunity to discover new and more flexible ways of relating to oneself, others and life.
My psychotherapy training is in a mindfulness based approach called Core Process Psychotherapy (CPP). This particular approach integrates concepts of mindfulness and awareness with modern psychological perspectives and theories.
This approach to counselling and psychotherapy does not require you, as the client, to be familiar with what mindfulness is about. Instead, mindfulness supports me in the work that I do. My own mindfulness practice, for instance, helps bolster my resilience as a therapist. It also helps enhance the therapeutic space I provide.
Mindfulness is about bringing awareness to the present moment. Whatever arises in the here-an-now is met with compassion, warmth and non-judgement. Counsellors and psychotherapists aim to provide a therapeutic space imbued with the qualities of kindness, empathy and non-judging acceptance. Mindfulness-based psychotherapists use the principles and practice of mindful awareness to help underpin these qualities in their work.
Mindfulness also comes into the work in other ways. We may, for instance, bring awareness to what comes up in the here-and-now as we talk and explore together. This could include noticing thoughts, feelings and sensations as they arise in the present moment.
I am experienced at offering both short-term and open-ended therapy both online and in-person. I have worked across a range of areas, including: work-related stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, sexuality, relationship issues and low self-esteem. In addition to seeing clients privately, I have also volunteered as a therapist at a number of Edinburgh based agencies, including: LGBT Health and Well Being, Gay Men’s Health and the PF Counselling Service.
I recently relocated to London an expect to start seeing new clients in-person here from November 2021. I currently have availability for new online clients on a Thursday.
Normally you will be asked to come for a no-obligation introductory meeting before starting a course of psychotherapy. This introductory meeting is an opportunity for us to explore what has brought you to therapy and allows us to get a sense for how it might be to work together. There is no charge for this intro appointment for online clients, and if we proceed to regular therapy sessions together, then my weekly online rate is £60 per fifty minute session.