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About me and my therapy practice
My approach is to offer a warm, safe space where you can explore your difficulties with respect and at a pace that's right for you. Sometimes I’ll be more challenging and direct to help you get below the surface and make sense of things that may be holding you back - but I will always be on your side.
As well as talking through your issues there are other techniques I can use, which are effective at helping you understand your problems better, such as: working with images, guided meditation and mindfulness.
I offer a focused approach for a specific issue in short-term work or we can go into more depth for work in the longer term.
I'm a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling, from the Psychosynthesis Trust, in London. Psychosynthesis is an integrative style of therapy, meaning I can utilise a range of recognised disciplines to better assist you and your problems.
Psychosynthesis believes that we are not the problems but rather that we have problems, and that these manifest themselves in symptoms that can indicate a deeper meaning trying to emerge in our lives.
My training is fully accredited by BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), adhering to their Ethical Framework and therefore I am a Registered Member, fully insured and in monthly supervision.
I come to counselling from a teaching, music and arts background. Due to working with young people in London and Kent in my teaching career I have seen first-hand how mental and emotional struggles can be stumbling blocks to achieving potential, goals and dreams. In addition to this as I have many years’ experience working with creative people, I understand the challenges of balancing artistic pursuits with more day-to-day aspects of life, and the toll this kind of lifestyle can have on mental health.
What I can help with
Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, Phobias, Self-harm, OCD, Anxiety, Bereavement, Service veterans, Abuse, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Depression, Disability, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cancer, Health related issues, AIDS/HIV, Sexuality, Self esteem, Identity issues, Spirituality, Cultural issues, Sexual identity, Men's issues, Women's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Child related issues, Adoption issues, Infertility, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Redundancy, Stress, Anger management, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychosynthesis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited