Sometimes life can feel harder than usual to manage, even overwhelming. Maybe you need to talk, but it’s hard to find the right person to talk to. Therapy offers you a safe, confidential space in which you can explore your thoughts, experiences and feelings. By doing so, you have the opportunity to increase your self-understanding and manage your life in a more constructive, satisfying and healthy way.
I am a person-centred psychotherapist. Person-centred therapy is based on the work of Carl Rogers, a pioneer in humanistic psychology. Rogers believed that we each have within us the resources to live a healthy and fulfilling life, but that these can sometimes get blocked or distorted by our personal circumstances, experiences and relationships. He said
‘It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried.’
This philosophy is at the heart of what I do.
Your life is unique, and I can never know you better than you do. So my intention is not to offer advice or guidance, but to listen, accept and accompany you, genuinely and without judgement, in your exploration of your experiences. I hope that you may come to find it easier to listen to and accept yourself, and to be able to make more genuinely fulfilling choices for yourself.
I am a member of both the UKCP and BACP and abide by both organisations' Codes of Ethics.
I trained at the Metanoia Institute in London where I gained a Clinical Diploma in Person-Centred Psychotherapy. I'm expecting to complete my MSc in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy in Spring 2017.
I work in private practice, and do work or have worked for specialist counselling services including the University of Brighton; Dialogue, the young people’s counselling service; Rise, a charity working with women survivors of domestic abuse; and Mankind, working with male survivors of sexual violence and abuse.
Some of the areas I work with include:
loss and bereavement
separation and divorce
unresolved issues from childhood
the impact of the illness of another
living with a disability
low confidence or self-esteem
periods of change
the challenges of being a young adult