I provide therapy on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays - daytime and evening.
About me and my therapy practice
The therapy I provide is informed by my training in the person-centred approach and adheres to an overarching growth and development model and a belief in the basic trustworthiness in human nature, where people are always doing their best to survive and grow in the conditions in which they find themselves. I view the therapeutic relationship as having great importance, seeing it as the main vehicle for change and the development of self-acceptance and self-understanding. I view therapy as a collaborative and unfolding process in which I am led by the client in terms of what is focused on and explored.
I work with individual, adult clients who seek help for a wide range of psychological and emotional difficulties and needs.
Having previously worked as a psychiatrist I am able to work with people with severe and complex emotional and mental distress. I also have an understanding of how mental health services operate and how such services may be helpful or harmful. However, my way of working as a therapist is fundamentally different to that of a psychiatrist. I would not, for example, be diagnosing mental disorders or providing a psychiatric opinion. Instead I focus on supporting people to develop their own understanding of their distress and difficulties and to discover and develop their inner resources and wisdom.
See my website for further details of the values and attitudes that I bring to my work.
My first session
In the first session we will explore what the focus of our work might be, whether we can work together and whether what I provide is suitable for your needs. There is no obligation to book any further sessions after this initial meeting.
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work