What is therapy with me like?
I meet and talk with people who, maybe like you, want to change how they feel. Often the specifics of the difficulty might not be apparent, but the unhappiness or anxiety is. My work with my clients can be about surfacing what’s going and helping clients process their feelings to reach a happier, more settled place. You don’t need to have worked out what is going on for you; that would be our work together.
My approach to therapy is very practical: I think that it should free you from distress, enable you to do things that you couldn’t do before, to feel real happiness, to have loving, supportive relationships and a help you fulfil your potential in life.
My kind of psychotherapy and counselling, offers you a flexible, creative therapy, drawing on the most up-to-date research into what helps to resolve childhood and more recent trauma, and many different treatment models. I will share with you the most recent understanding we have about the mind, body and emotions that will enable you to make sense of your life – not imposing anything on you, but offering you information that will ring true if it’s relevant to you.
You will learn how to take charge of your feelings, calm anxiety and be kinder and more compassionate to yourself. We will work together to gradually process difficult experiences or trauma that you may have been carrying, and to dissolve negative beliefs that may have been holding you back. We will also reactivate the skills and capacities that will enable you to stand up for yourself and feel alive, strong and competent in day-to-day life.
You can expect absolute respect and sensitivity towards whatever you want to talk about, in complete confidence.
What have I worked with?
Often clients just feel there is something wrong, without knowing exactly what it is.
I specialise in working with:
Difficulties in relationships
Inability to make a decision, or to do things that you want to do; ‘stuckness’, ‘sabotaging’ yourself
Acute or recurring anxiety or depression; panic attacks; nightmares
Not knowing who you are or what you want, or not being able to assert yourself
Emotional, physical or sexual abuse, PTSD or complex trauma, dissociation and dissociative disorders
Bereavement, loss or change; your life falling apart
Loss of meaning or purpose
Discovering or going deeper into your spiritual path, whatever it may be
Mentoring and support for younger people
Wanting to make a change in life and needing support to do so