MSc., Clin. Dip. Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute
I am a qualified, UKCP registered, Integrative Psychotherapist. I have a private practice in Solihull on the South Birmingham/Warwickshire border, offering short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals.
I work with people experiencing difficulties such as stress, anxiety, depression, low self-worth and self-confidence, family issues, work-related issues (e.g. burnout, imposter syndrome), relationship difficulties and health concerns, as well as other life challenges.
Drawing on both my professional background and many years of rigorous study and practice of psychotherapy, I have cultivated a capacity to listen and think at a deep level, enabling me to ask precise questions through compassionate challenge and respectful inquiry. I combine these skills with a warm, perceptive and empathic manner which can enable you to develop greater awareness, insight and opportunities for change.
I have been trained in a range of psychotherapeutic approaches and am able to tailor my way of working to fit your specific needs. I draw on developmental, relational and analytic approaches looking at the patterns we get stuck in and how these relate to our past experiences. I have experience of working with clients from all walks of life and social and cultural backgrounds. I have also worked in corporate environments for over 20 years, across a range of sectors. From my time working with Board Members and Lawyers in a national firm, I have first-hand experience of the psychological pressures working in a demanding, high-achieving, professional environment can bring.
How I work
At the heart of my practice is a belief in the importance of the therapist-client relationship. I therefore provide a compassionate and emotionally safe space for us to explore whatever challenges you may be facing. Through our mutual commitment and collaborative way of working, we will be able to make sense of what you are feeling, so you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself, make different life choices and find new ways of coping and responding to your current difficulties. Therapy provides an opportunity for you to reflect upon what is troubling you, away from the distractions of everyday life.
Should you want to ask any questions, please feel free to email me.