I'm a qualified and UKCP registered psychotherapist, and have been working in Bristol since 2014, originally in the field of addiction. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I worked with organisations as a coach and facilitator for over 15 years, and then in my 40s trained in a five-year MSc in Gestalt (a humanistic approach) at Metanoia Institute, Middlesex University.
I provide a supportive and private place for you to explore the challenges you are facing, and I work with clients in a broad range of issues; from people in a life crisis who need to talk to someone, to people who want to spend time exploring and discovering more of who they are, or wanting to make lasting changes in areas of life they feel stuck in.
My approach involves supporting you to explore areas of interest to you, and to increase your self-awareness through non-judgemental acceptance. I firmly believe our personality now was a positive response to the environment we faced when the original adjustment was made, and through understanding this you can begin to reclaim parts of you that are important but might have been forgotten. My Gestalt approach can also involve helping you to use your body as a way to access hidden emotions.
I am well supported in individual and group supervision and abide by the UKCP ethical framework and code of practice, and my personal interest in mindfulness and meditation can inform our work.