I use a combination of psychodynamic, CBT and systemic approaches to tailor therapy to an individual's needs. The psychodynamic approach focusses on how key early relationships influence the lens through which current life event are experienced. CBT offers psychoeducation and tools to deal with stress and anxiety. The systemic approach looks at the individual in the contact of the larger groups they belong to. This can be key at times when a family dynamic is altered by life -cycle changes such as the empty nest and retirement.
Current research shows that the key to successful therapy is the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the client. With this in mind I suggest that we have an initial phone conversation to touch on what has led you to seek counselling. Following this I offer an initial assessment session to gain a further understanding of your situation and allow us both to decide whether we would like to continue working together.
Having worked in the NHS for many years supporting people with a wide range of both physical and mental health issues, I decided to retrain as a psychotherapist to be able to focus on the how people’s lives and relationships can impact on their emotional wellbeing and how their emotional wellbeing might be improved by counselling and psychotherapy.
I currently work with teenagers and graduates in the university system supporting them in that key transitional stage of life, with older adults at a charity in Hove and with private clients online, by telephone and face-to -face in clinic.
I also supervise colleagues with their clinical practice.
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.