About me and my therapy practice
Your reason for seeking out therapy is unique to you, but in the end, what brings anyone to therapy is the sense that life feels difficult in some way.
Whatever your motivation, I offer a supportive and confidential space in which you can explore those difficulties.
My training is from the Humanistic school. It's an optimistic and empowering philosophy that says that we are not stuck with the lives we have. Whatever challenges we currently face, whatever sadness, anger or frustration we are carrying around with us, we have it within us to change our experience. This transformative philosophy is what I draw on in my work, to empower clients to live more of the life they want to be living.
Before becoming a psychotherapist, I had a couple of other lives, starting work as a lawyer, before moving onto a career in documentary television. The same curiosity about the human condition that underpinned my life in TV, is the same curiosity that led me to psychotherapy. I think that my own professional background puts me in a unique position to understand not only how hard it can be to keep our heads above water when we are struggling with issues outside of it, but also how demanding work environments and the often dysfunctional dynamics that go with them, can bring tremendous pressure to bear on us.
It may help you in your search for a psychotherapist to know that, in the end, whatever the skill set or experience of the therapist, all the evidence shows that the key to change lies in your desire for change and in the quality of the therapeutic relationship. In other words, if you don't feel comfortable with your therapist, if you don't feel like they "get you", then therapy is very unlikely to be effective, so it's important that you find the right person for you (even if it's not me).
What I can help with
Anger management, Career coaching, Development coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited