I support individual adults in their desire to achieve wellbeing by co-creating a safe place in which to explore underlying blocks, patterns and beliefs that may be getting in the way of living a full and satisfying life.
People have an innate capacity to heal and to grow. Challenging experiences such as trauma, loss, family difficulties or illness can inhibit this natural movement. Early strategies for coping can later become unhelpful and manifest in distressing ways such as relationship problems, addictions, chronic pain and depression. Therapy is about exploring, with curiosity and compassion, what has happened in our histories; how we have learned to adapt, bend and change to accommodate these less than ideal circumstances. The therapist listens carefully for the client’s authentic self and supports connection with this core of being. Psychotherapy does not offer a quick fix, but when given time and space to connect, explore and build new capacities, can lead to enduring change from within.
Psychotherapy is a type of conversation where we explore together what’s happening in your world. We are likely to look at what has happened in your early life, what is happening in your life outside the therapy room now and how we relate with each other inside the therapy room. One of the aims of therapy is to increase your awareness of unconscious factors that may be influencing your life, including past hurts. This is an opportunity to work through that which has been unfinished or stuck in order to access that which is creative and alive within you. The therapeutic relationship is a vital part of this process.
Methods I use include:
I was a social worker, primarily in the health sector, for many years prior to training as a psychotherapist. I transitioned to fulltime psychotherapy practice in 2017 and worked in private practice as well as for an NGO in the sexual violence sector.