I am a registered and accredited psychotherapist / integrative arts psychotherapist experienced in working both short and long-term with a wide range of presenting issues, such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, trauma, PTSD and complex PTSD, bi-polar disorder, family and relationship problems. I work across the public, private and voluntary sectors and in research, within the field of mental heath.
I believe that each person’s lived experience is unique and my integrative training enables me to draw on a range of theories and techniques, according to your individual needs and what you bring to therapy. My approach is authentic, empathic and non-judgemental and together we can develop a shared understanding of your experiences, so that you can make sense of your feelings and the challenges in your life. As it can sometimes be difficult to talk about our experiences and the challenges we face in life, if you choose to we are able to use the arts for exploration - this does not require any artistic skill. Working with the arts, dreams and metaphor can provide containment and deeper insight, especially when it is hard to find the words for challenging feelings and material.
Whether or not you have had therapy before, meeting a new therapist can feel daunting and it is important that the therapist you choose is right for you. The first meeting is an assessment, where we can discuss your focus for therapy, you can ask questions and decide whether you will feel comfortable working with me.