My approach is to invite you to talk about yourself, about your relationships present and past, about experiences that may have shaped your ways of being with others and dealing with frustrations and disappointments, about what gives you pleasure and makes life worthwhile. Together we will begin to see why things affect you as they do, how pressures build up and become unmanageable, and how a life without these difficulties might look.
I trained at the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. I have a background in philosophy and have taught philosophy in adult and higher education. It seems to me that the sorts of problems that bring us to therapy are often deeply philosophical, but I would also insist that therapy is least effective as an intellectual exercise. As well working in private practice, I provide counselling and psychotherapy for clients at a mental health charity in north London. The range of my experience has taught me never to apply a fixed idea of what a person needs from therapy, but to allow our aims to become clear in and through our conversations.