I approach my work from a relational standpoint. This means that I would explore with you what's happening with regard to the problems that are affecting you in the here and now of your daily life from the perspective of people and situations that matter to you. A vital part of that exploration would be to consider the effect that past relationships, experiences and situations have on your life now. This is because we now know that difficult experiences in our past can continue to affect us years later, despite our best efforts to prevent that happening. My orientation and therapeutic focus has evolved from a number of different theoretical approaches that have evolved over time. A central theme though, will be an understanding of the effect that unconscious processes have on our conscious self.
Being a relational psychotherapist, I generally prefer face-to-face work. However, I do offer online therapy using the video app Zoom. During the current coronavirus pandemic, all my work is now conducted online using Zoom and I welcome enquiries for online therapy.
I have worked as a psychotherapist in NHS adult psychotherapy services and in my own private practice for over 25 years. This has enabled me to acquire considerable experience in working with the often, very complex psychological situations that confront many people seeking help to resolve mental health and emotional problems.
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.