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- Flexible hours available
I work weekly, and tend to work with long term clients. Fees are currently £55 for a session (1 hour).
About me and my therapy practice
I am a humanistic counsellor (BACP Accredited) and a mindfulness based psychotherapist (UKCP Accredited).
I integrate Buddhist wisdom with western personality formation theory to help clients enquire into the nature of mind.
This includes thoughts, feelings, emotions and beliefs that have come into existence based on both external intersectionalities or factors and internal intrapsychic patterns.
I believe that the closer you turn to your inner pain, distress and difficulty, the more you are able to live a full and congruent life. I feel that if we can turn inwards to fully experience our emotional pain, then we can move through difficulty.
I see a compassionate holding space as being essential to a therapeutic relationship, where a client can feel safe to explore their emotional pain at depth.
This modality asks a client to find some inner spaciousness, at a deeper level than the personality or persona that may be feeling desperate for a solution or 'fix'.
It invites a client to return to their Higher Self or Source, in order to reconnect to their fullness. This is something that has been understood in religions and spiritual modalities since the start of time. But you don’t need to follow any religions or spiritual beliefs to come back into alignment with a Self that feels more settled, deeper, more connected to the fullness of what it means to be human.
When we start to let go of what gets in the way of a wider perspective of who we are, more of us can come through. We can become a living bridge, through our embodied self, to meet ourselves again.
This journey can include acknowledging and feeling our darkest, most lonely, desperate, or saddest places. It can involve processing shame, terror, rage, despair, rejection, and our other ‘worst’ feelings that we have suppressed through dissociation or numbing out over time.
My first session
This enquiry invites a client to respect or honour these parts of ourselves instead of avoiding them, and deepening into a dynamic, creative relationship with them, in order to connect again to our true nature.
Through deep contact, our self-awareness can grow and this, in itself, creates change as the layers fall away and we are able to move through our lives with less emotional charge and a greater sense of presence.
As a gay man, I also have experience and training in gender diversity and living a life that feels right for you.
Areas I work in:
- Anxiety and Fear
- Life's transitions
- Psycho-spiritual Emergence
- LGBTQ+ / Gender diversity
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Phenomenological
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work