My Approach

I support you in looking at and evaluating your feelings about the events that are happening or have happened to you in your life. I am trained in a number of different approaches including person-centred, gestalt, existential, psychodynamic and sensorimotor psychotherapy. I use whatever combination works best to meet you and address your needs. My 'meeting you' i.e., reaching out to you whilst respecting your boundaries, and your reaching out to me, is what is referred to as the 'therapeutic relationship'. I feel that this is pivotal to what makes therapy work.

It can be difficult to express strong emotions and so I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to do this. I help you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and to accept the validity of your emotions. I gently bring your attention to aspects of yourself that you may not be aware of, to strengths that you may not know you had. Together we explore whatever lies behind these feelings and emotions and through this you have the opportunity to get to the root of your problem and to discover possible options for yourself.

I aim to inspire confidence in your self and your ability to make your own decisions and, for this reason, I don't advise you on what to do but help you find your own solutions.