As an Integrative Psychotherapist I use several theories to adapt to what each person needs. I use psychodynamic, intersubjective, and attachment theory which I update in line with modern perspectives such as: trauma-informed approaches, anti-oppressive practice, and queer-affirmative theory.
I am pro-active as a Psychotherapist which means I will work with you to create the changes you need, including better understanding unhelpful dynamics or patterns of thought that are affecting you negatively. I can provide information and advice on various elements of mental health difficulties in order to help you understand what's going on, and figure out ways together to improve your general wellbeing. You're welcome to ask me any questions at any time as part of our ongoing conversations and we can go at your pace too.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist I offer weekly appointments to support people to make changes through talking therapy. My approach is collaborative, pro-active, and focused on making changes with you.
I understand the importance of respect, autonomy, empowerment, and kindness in working with people. Accessing mental health support is rarely straightforward, so I bear this in mind as needed when working with you.
You are welcome to access my services however you identify. This includes members of the LGBT+ community, and people of any cultural and ethnic heritages. My role includes acting as an ally, using a non-judgemental and non-pathologising viewpoint to understand your sense of self, lived experiences, and mental health.
Areas I can support you with include: understanding and managing emotions, depression, anxiety, personal development, personal identity, relationships, and trauma. My professional focus is with people of any gender who have experienced sexual violence, including those who are navigating the criminal justice system.
I use a range of theories to work with a diverse range of people. Primarily these are: psychodynamic, attachment, and intersubjectivity theory. We can explore how your past affects your present including how specific life events may have influenced you.
This is supported by: trauma-informed, embodied, intersectional, anti-oppressive, and queer-affirmative perspectives. All of these provide a context by which to understand individuals within social structures, including how everyday life can be difficult – which affects our mental health.
All of this is delivered within a relational perspective, meaning that we can consider the relationship you have with different facets of your identity/sense of self and lived experiences. This can extend to how you experience and manage relationships with other people.
This member has completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance.
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.