Welcome. I aim to offer you a safe and confidential setting in which you can explore your difficulties. This may include your current situation or past events in your life. You may have thoughts, worries, feelings, memories - past and present, dreams and relationships that you need to talk about. I hope you will feel welcome. As a therapist I aim to listen to you, to offer you the opportunity to explore with me how you really think and feel in such a way that enables you to find your own way forward. This can lead to a change in how you feel about yourself and the world around you and how you live your life.
I follow the psychodynamic and psychoanalytic tradition as a psychotherapist. This focuses on how you may be unconsciously re-enacting past experiences and feelings in your current difficulties and interactions with other people, though you may not understand or recognise that this is happening. As we work together a greater understanding begins to take place and provides the foundation for change.
However, psychotherapy can be more than that too. In exploring oneself, it offers the opportunity for personal development and growth.
I offer an initial consultation to give us the opportunity to see if therapy with me is right for you at this time. There is no obligation to take it further.