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About me and my therapy practice
I am an integrative psychotherapist and highly regarded health care professional who believes that the inner conflict, within a person, is due to their confrontation with the givens of their existence and their relationship with life. Integrative therapists hold the view that there is no single approach that can treat individual clients in ALL situations. My grounded therapy style is 'existential' - I believe that we are motivated, as human beings, to live purposefully and meaningfully, and that we find meaning in life as a result of responding humanely to life's challenges. Additionally, I believe:
- Life has meaning under all circumstances, even the most challenging and miserable ones.
- Our main motivation for living is our will to find meaning in our life.
- We have freedom to find meaning in what we do, and what we experience, or at least in the stance we take.
- Sometimes we need guided support to address these concepts and understand our distress and the threat to our meaning-in-life.
My style incorporates a dynamic, analytical method and is used to help the person discover clues to their unease and distress and to consider alternative ways of viewing and overcoming their current struggle in locating meaning in life. I believe that this model lends itself well to working creatively with all aspects of human experience - whatever the therapeutic needs or problem(s) being faced by the person, regardless of their age or stage of life.
What I can help with
Eating disorders, Obsessions, Phobias, OCD, Anxiety, Bereavement, Service veterans, Abuse, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Depression, Personal development, Career coaching, Business coaching, Life coaching, Leadership coaching, Executive coaching, Disability, Cancer, Asperger syndrome, Health related issues, AIDS/HIV, Sexuality, Self esteem, Spirituality, Cultural issues, Sexual identity, Pregnancy related issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Anger management, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling