The main theoretical models underpinning my work are the Person-Centred Approach and Gestalt Psychotherapy. In this model I provide an accepting space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings. At the same time I gently challenge self-protective patterns that have been set in place to protect the self at an earlier stage in life but which may now be restricting your capacity for a more rewarding style of living and relating. I use what is happening in the moment in the therapeutic relationship as a means to understanding these dynamics more fully so as to bring about deep and lasting change.
I pay attention to the context within which client issues arise and are maintained – this may include family, on-going and prior relationships, work related issues etc. In this context I am also interested in our place in the natural world, a place to which we are forever connected through the simple acts of breathing, eating, drinking etc. I work with clients in the outdoors in local natural settings if they wish to do so.
I have completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance