My Approach.

People seek psychotherapy and counselling for many reasons. You may be coming with a very clear sense of what is troubling you, or you may be experiencing a more generalised feeling that life has lost its meaning. I work with adults of all ages, cultural backgrounds and sexualities who are facing a broad range of challenges. 

 

For me, therapy is not about categorising people using labels or diagnoses. Instead, it allows the opportunity to stay with, and make sense of the unique experience of a person’s suffering. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space where, should we work together, we could reflect on and explore your situation: how things are for you now and have been in the past, what is important to you, and how things might be going forwards. Although psychotherapy and counselling can not provide you with a ‘quick fix’ or a ‘cure’, it is my belief that by gaining a clearer understanding of your situation and sense of what you want in your life, new choices and possibilities often emerge and the practical steps to realise these changes can then be embarked upon. 

 

A therapeutic relationship built on trust, care and honesty provides the foundation to my practice. I work in a relational way which means that at times I may bring light to our relationship and encourage us to reflect on our way of being with one another in order to further our understanding of your relationships with others beyond the therapy.

I have experience of working with people on an open ended basis, as well as for short-term, or time-limited periods.

In my experience, people seek psychotherapy and counselling for any number of reasons. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Relationship issues

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Abuse

  • Eating issues

  • Loneliness and isolation

  • Bereavement and loss

  • Trauma

  • Health issues

  • Meaninglessness