As a Gestalt Psychotherapist I believe that we are all born with the resources and ability to be in rewarding contact with each other. I also believe that we have the capacity to understand the causes of our own distress and that we have the resources necessary to live, grow and change in ways that are beneficial to us. However, sometimes we get stuck in fixed patterns and beliefs about ourselves and need some assistance to resolve our difficulties. I offer support via a therapeutic relationship that is collaborative and grounded in openness and confirmation of you, and which supports you to see your situation more clearly and find new, more creative ways to resolve your difficulties. I help you to explore in an effort to understand yourself more fully so that you may discover more possibilities for yourself.
Gestalt psychotherapy is an evidence based, holistic and unifying approach to psychotherapy, promoting raised self-awareness and improved self-acceptance and self-confidence, healthier functioning and better self-regulation and contact with yourself and others. I view psychotherapy as both a means to health, personal development and relational growth as well as offering relief from symptoms of distress.
I offer open ended psychotherapy as well as time focused therapy depending on your individual need. I have a wide range of experience working with a number of agencies including Mind and the NHS. I have also worked as a teacher of counselling and psychotherapy.