Psychotherapy is a specific kind of conversation, meant to deepen your self-understanding so that you can live better with yourself and have more satisfying relationships with others. If you have experienced complex relational trauma, live with its after-effects, we can work together to understand and ameliorate its negative impact.
As society has changed it has become more and more difficult to have the kind of relationships where such conversations can occur. I will work with you to create an environment where it's possible to talk, share and explore so you can gradually come to an understanding of your life and problems. The bafflement, pain and desperation may dissipate as we work together to look at you as a person, rather than an illness or a collection of symptoms.
You might want to work on how you see yourself and those infuriating negative internal conversations you have as you go about your daily life. You might recognise that certain aspects of your life do not receive much attention but have a lot of influence on your being. Your relationships or career may not provide as much satisfaction as you would like and you have a sneaking suspicion that you are missing a fundamental trick. You may know there are significant and recurring problematic patterns that you need help with. Psychotherapy is a different sort of relationship where the focus will be on you. Within this professional relationship, you and I will work together specifically to understand the confusions of life so that change can occur. I urge you to take the chance to see if it could work for you.
I am a qualified psychotherapist as well as a psychologist and have nearly three decades of experience helping people manage emotional distress.
I have extensive experience of working with people with psychiatric diagnoses and sexual, racial, cultural and power minorities.
I trained at Metanoia Institute and the University of East London. I qualified with a Doctorate in Integrative Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy.
I have professional registrations with the UKCP and HCPC.
My current model of psychotherapy is mostly psychodynamic, with my main influences being from the Jungian schools.
I work online and in person.
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.