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Finding someone you think you could talk to can be a bit of a challenge. We human beings are pretty complex, with many different aspects and ways of experiencing ourselves and others and finding a therapist who you think will be supportive and understanding of all that you are is really important
As a therapist, I try to create a facilitative space and to meet you exactly where you at this point in your life. Over the past 20 years, I have worked with many people at different stages of living; people with widely different circumstances and presenting issues. I believe absolutely in the value of empathy and positive regard.
During the pandemic many people confronted aspects of their lives in ways they hadn’t done before. For some people, there were issues from the past that bubbled to the surface in ways that were painful and overwhelming. Others were able to get in touch with latent aspirations and dreams, often in need of some nurturing. Many people have begun to look more closely at their relationships with partners, family members and friends. Many have realised that the most important, and often most neglected, relationship is the one that they have with themselves. It sometimes needs an update!
This, I believe, is where therapy is really useful, offering an opportunity to stand back a little from the life that you are currently living, often under considerable pressure to deliver at work and in relationships. In the therapeutic relationship, external criteria of success and achievement do not matter. When we achieve a good enough therapeutic connection the things that really matter to you become centre stage. A facilitative therapeutic space allows you to explore facets and nuances of yourself, to heal some of the wounds of living that you will almost certainly have picked up along the way, and to make the changes you need to live a happier, more satisfying life.
Please contact me if you feel you might be interested in starting this process of change
My first session
If you would like to arrange a short telephone call before committing to a paid session, I would be happy to arrange this for you - and you can get a sense of whether we would work well together before taking the next step.
Initial contact is probably the hardest part and it is understandable for you to be anxious. It is well known that the therapist feels some anxiety too, and well she ought, because this is an important conversation! (Bion,1961) - I always ask my new clients to tell me as much or as little as they feel comfortable with at this point of contact. There will always be time for more later.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy