I aspire to co-create a warm, open and collaborative experience that promotes self-enquiry and offers practice in self-regulation. I may invite you to experiment with mindfulness, visualisation, breathing and other techniques, as appropriate, in order to support you during and between sessions. I also offer opportunities for psycho-education and for working creatively to enable you to reframe self-critical thinking and reconnect with the essential aliveness and joy in the moment, which I believe is our birthright.
As an Integrative Counsellor, I aim to be professional, ethical and reflective and to bring myself and my personal values and beliefs about life and human development into my practice. I believe that relationship is central to human happiness and in my practice nothing is more important than creating and maintaining a relationship with my client, based on understanding, compassion and non-judgement. It is my experience that by knowing who we are in the context of our lives, and by learning better how to meet our needs in the here-and-now, we can start to feel differently about ourselves in a way that creates the conditions for change and healing.
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.