There are many reasons for seeing a psychotherapist or a counsellor. It can be useful if you want to explore a specific problem or concern, for example: stress, anxiety, depression, work issues, relationship problems, life changes, bereavement, trauma, identity and sexuality issues. Or perhaps you are feeling stuck in your life and experiencing a general lack of purpose and malaise. Therapy can be a useful tool for self-development at any stage in your life. Seeing a therapist can help you understand your situation better so you can make changes. I see individuals and couples, normally weekly but occasionally more frequently. I see people in Crystal Palace in south east London. I also see clients online.
I offer a positive and supportive environment so you can share your innermost thoughts and feelings in a confidential setting. By exploring what is really going on for you, it may be possible to become more aware of your choices and possibilities and to gain some clarity about where you are in your life. Through self-knowledge it is possible to make better decisions about how you live with your past and plan for your future. With a training in integrative psychotherapy, I aim to be a co-explorer with you so we can work together on this common purpose.
So what is therapy like with me? My approach is based on our shared attempt to understand your situation better. While it is true that you will do most of the talking, I believe that 'we're in it together'. We may both discover new meaning through our discussions. I aim to support you in this exploration but it is only fair to point out that therapy can be challenging too.