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About me and my therapy practice
As an accredited UKCP psychotherapist I understand well the difficulties we all face in life. The things that hold so much promise for fulfilment can also cause us so much disappointment and pain. In our search for satisfaction we inevitably neglect aspects of ourselves that remain under-developed and become obstacles to our fulfilment.
For this reason, I take a holistic approach to psychotherapy that addresses not just the mind and emotions, but also the body and consciousness. Difficulties in life are often pointers to where we have become imbalanced. They are opportunities for growth and greater self-awareness.
In clinical terms, my therapeutic approach is integrative, incorporating psychodynamic, humanistic, and transpersonal principles where appropriate to meet the needs of individual clients. I do not force a particular framework or technique, but instead will respond to the material that emerges in each session. In this way, sessions unfold organically and are directed by clients; they are exploratory instead of structured.
I place an emphasis on the relational aspect of therapy which means that I use the therapeutic relationship as a guide to unconscious patterns of relating that may originate in attachment wounds and are contributing to presenting issues.
In philosophical terms, I think of the therapeutic space as an opportunity to deepen one's trust in, and connection to, being. Modern life can often leave us feeling trapped in an anxious doing state that alienates us from ourselves and others.
I have found that clients come to recognize that the therapy hour represents a transition into a more expansive and embodied state of consciousness that allows unconscious material such as limiting beliefs, self-constructs and patterns of relating to bubble up to the surface where they can be witnessed and released.
My first session
Before doing any formal therapy, I offer a free 15 minute zoom consultation. This is an opportunity for us to meet, to cover the basic terms of therapy, and to make sure we are a good fit.
What I can help with
ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Depression, Men's issues, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality
Types of therapy
Cognitive, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Relational, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work