- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
I currently offer sessions all day on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, although this may change so please do enquire.
About me and my therapy practice
Life is full of ups and downs, and sometimes we all need help navigating the challenges that come our way. That’s where I come in.
I am a qualified, accredited humanistic therapist integrating the Gestalt and Existential approaches. I provide counselling (short-term) and psychotherapy (longer-term) for individuals over the age of 18. The space I offer is safe and collaborative, and aims to help you explore your inner world, gain greater self-awareness, discover your potential, and find meaning and purpose in life. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, loss, stuckness, your identity, relationship issues, or you simply feel like you’re not living up to your potential, I am here to help. You might just discover parts of yourself that you couldn’t see before, like the roots of a tree, so that you can stand resilient and flexible in the face of life’s challenges.
I have worked as a therapist with clients from the LGBTQ+ community for many years. This, coupled with my own LGBTQ+ identity, gives me a passion and respect for Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity (GSRD).
I integrate the Gestalt and Existential approaches to therapy. Together they explore your here-and-now experience and its relationship with your environment, relationships, past experiences, and the realities of being human. My approach is informal, honest, empathic, and sometimes playful and experimental.
GESTALT THERAPY is an experiential approach that focuses on the present moment and the whole person. We work together to increase your self-awareness and explore how you relate to yourself, others, and the world around you. In sessions we might explore what is happening for you in certain moments, paying attention to your thoughts, feelings, sensations, posture, behaviours, and so on. We might use creative techniques such as drawing, role-playing, or using a sandtray to help you get in touch with parts of yourself that you might have pushed away.
EXISTENTIAL THERAPY is a philosophical approach that explores human existence and the meaning of life. It examines the fundamental questions that we all face at some point, such as: Who am I? What gives life meaning? What is my purpose? By confronting these questions, we can develop a greater sense of freedom and responsibility to shape our own lives in a meaningful way. In sessions, we might explore your values, how they shape your experience of events, and what they reveal about what is important to you. We might explore how authentically you feel you are living your life and experiment with new ways of being that align with your values and goals. We might use different types of expression (dialogue, metaphor, journaling) to identify your patterns and beliefs that keep you from facing existential realities such as self-responsibility and freedom of choice.
My first session
I offer a free 15-minute phone call so that you can touch base with me and hear my voice, if you need this.
The best way for us to get a feel for whether I'm the right therapist for you is to meet for a 50-minute consultation. The fee for this is the same as normal sessions and it is a good opportunity for us to gently explore what brings you to therapy, your goals for the work, what working with me might look and feel like, and any questions you might have. There are no assessment forms for you to complete, although I may ask specific questions so that I can get a better understanding of your needs. By the end of the consultation there is absolutely no pressure to make a decision about working together.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Vegan allied, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainees
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