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About me and my therapy practice
Although I specialise in addiction, particularly alcohol, drug and sex and love addictions, I work with many forms of suffering, including anxiety, depression, difficulties in relationships, bereavement, and so on. I have worked in a variety of settings including the NHS, Priory Group and charitable sector.
I believe that many difficulties in living come down to a deep, profound need to be understood; the feeling that another human being gets it. For some of us, that feeling is all too rare. Without it, our lives can become deeply unfulfilling, painful and hard. Sometimes we can feel trapped by the past, or we can’t imagine a new future because the present is so intolerable. Faced with this, we can turn to ways of being that, although they helped initially perhaps, over time just made things worse.
I practice existential psychotherapy, a philosophically informed approach meaning I work to understand what it’s like to be in your situation and how you exist within it. Together we will uncover whatever difficulties are present in your life and in doing so open up new possibilities for living, with the hope that your life becomes more fulfilling and satisfying.
Although I have specialised in existential psychotherapy, I have trained in an integration of psychodynamic, humanistic (person-centred) and existential approaches. That means I can adapt to whatever might work best for you in the present moment. Nevertheless, I believe that the foundation of any successful psychotherapy is always the relationship that we build between us.
With that in mind, I offer an initial consultation of 50 minutes so we can see whether we might work together successfully. After that, we would agree a mutually suitable, regular time to meet. Although I do work short-term, a willingness to work long-term is essential, as I believe most lasting improvements come about this way.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work