Taking the first step to approaching therapy can be really difficult. Finding help might have been on your mind for a while or perhaps suddenly something has stopped working and you are looking for a way to explore your current, past or future situations. Whatever has brought you here, I want to encourage you that you are making a healthy decision for yourself.
I work in an integrative way which means that I use a variety of theoretical approaches to suit my clients. Usually this involves talking therapy but depending on your personal interests we can incorporate more creative approaches if this might help you to explore more freely. Expressing oneself verbally is not easy for everybody. I believe that the therapeutic relationship can provide a healing and explorative experience for a client as they can examine how they are in a safe space with another. I work with a broad range of issues such as depression, anxiety, self esteem, disordered eating, grief and loss, trauma, suicidal thoughts and ideation, relationships, anger, sexual abuse, sleep, addiction, parenting, trauma and self harm.
I provide one to one talking therapy and counselling in Old Windsor, Berkshire. Sessions last for 50 minutes and are usually held once a week at the same time.
I offer an initial meeting where we can have an open discussion about your needs and I can answer any questions that you might have. If we would like to continue to work together then we will organise a regular time to meet and decide on the right therapeutic plan for you.
As well as my private practice, I currently work as a student counsellor at a University in Surrey and elsewhere work with Youth and Adults in an open-ended framework for a charity. In other work previous to my training I have had experience with primary aged children and babies, young people with complex needs and worked closely with more senior adults. I have a degree in Fine Art and am passionate about involving creative practice in therapy. If this is something that interests you then we can integrate that in to your personal therapy.
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.