I am a qualified psychotherapist who works psychodynamically. This modality values exploration of past experiences and their impact on present-day thoughts, behaviours and patterns. Increasingly, I am drawn to attachment-based, trauma-informed ways of understanding. My training is in psychodynamic psychotherapy but I am also open to exploring how our emotions and unique histories express themselves through the body.
I hope that working therapeutically together, we could create a safe and reflective space in which to better understand your difficulties and acknowledge the pain of the past. This engagement with the emotional world can lead to acceptance, healing and growth on a profound level. I have over nine years’ experience working therapeutically with adults with a wide range of issues, ranging from low-mood and anxiety to relationship difficulties. My time as a Cruse Bereavement counsellor reflects my interest in giving meaning and space to loss as an inevitable aspect of the human experience. Prior to psychotherapy, I was a NHS psychiatric social worker, supporting adults with severe and enduring mental health problems. Worthwhile in its own right, this time also strengthened my commitment to the value of ‘talking therapies’ in the alleviation of disruptions to good emotional and mental health.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, I am offering therapy sessions by phone, Zoom and VSee. I am compliant with UKCP and BACP guidance on working therapeutically, competently and ethically during this time.
In addition to my psychotherapy and social work qualifications, I hold a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Social Psychology, both of which have provided foundations upon which to build my knowledge and experience of the internal world and psychological states of being.
I was the featured psychodynamic psychotherapist in Talk Yourself Better: A Confused Person's Guide to Therapy, Counselling and Self-help by Ariane Sherine (2018). I wrote about compassion fatigue in the caring professions for Welldoing.org. I appeared in the UKCP members' magazine, New Psychotherapist, Issue 75, Autumn 2020. Since May 2020, I have been a Volunteer Psychotherapist with Frontline 19 and Welldoing.org, offering therapeutic support to NHS staff.
I hope, in working psychotherapeutically, we can together find a safe and accepting way to understand yourself better and give meaning to your inner world and authenticity to your experience. I look forward to hearing from you.