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In Portishead near Bristol.
About me and my therapy practice
I am an integrative trauma-informed Psychotherapist, drawing from a variety of therapeutic models to suit each individual I work with. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Underpinning everything in my practice, is the Person-Centred approach, whereby I work relationally, focusing on you and your needs whilst facilitating a safe, judgement-free space enabling you to bring whatever you feel you can in the moment.
I believe that the basis to any therapeutic relationship is trust and connection, and this creates a position from which we can begin our work collaboratively. Once this is established, it can be the conduit towards growth and healing.
I also work through a Psychodynamic lens, from which I may draw parallels to themes of repetitive patterns, recognising how past experiences impact current day events, and how these may manifest physically and affecting your mental health.
You may be experiencing anxiety, stress at work, attachment issues, or relationship difficulties, these can be as a consequence of past traumas or adverse childhood experiences. Together we can look at what has brought you to therapy, and I can offer you strategies to enable you to work through things that affect you on a day to day basis.
Having sought therapy myself when facing my own adversities, I have a profound understanding of the courage it takes to ask for help. I recognise the importance of being heard and understood, when this may not be something you are experiencing in other areas of your life. I pride myself in being attentive, empathic and holding, whilst taking a non- directive approach, enabling you autonomy in therapy, choosing the pace at which you wish to go.
My previous experiences in employment have informed my current therapeutic work; leaning towards a special interest in adoption and attachment issues, as well as family dynamics. I am equally interested in multi-cultural issues, due to my personal lived experience of growing up abroad, I therefore have an understanding of what it is to adapt to different countries and cultures.
I have worked with individuals facing a variety of challenges, such as; loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, ASD, identity issues, addictions, abuse, and disordered eating to name a few.
I work with clients 18 yrs and above
My first session
I offer a 15 minute, free initial conversation over the phone to discuss what has brought you to therapy. If you decide you would like to meet, we can organise a starting date for a first session. At this session we can further explore what your needs may be and to see if we are a good fit.
Please feel free to email or text me with a brief outline of your enquiry, if this feels more comfortable.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Neurodiversity, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self-harm, Sexuality, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited
English, French, Spanish