I am an experienced trainee psychotherapist registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), currently studying for an advanced post-graduate diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy.
I have always had a deep interest in exploring and understanding how we exist in the world. This interest led me to a degree in Philosophy, a detour into film and TV production, a deep dive in to the practice and teaching of yoga and meditation and now to counselling and psychotherapy.
I practice Humanistic therapy strongly rooted in the Gestalt approach. I hold the belief that we all have an innate orientation towards health and growth but we often become stuck in unhelpful patterns of feeling, thinking and behaving that impact on how we interact with the world. I hold a non-judgemental space in which we can investigate these patterns and experiment with new ways of being in the world.
The therapeutic relationship is central to the way I work. We exist in relationship with others, with the environment we live in and with ourselves. It is in and through relationship that we may have become stuck and that we may also find freedom to be in the world in a way that is more adaptable, responsive and fulfilling. As such, I place emphasis on exploring what is happening in the here and now of the relationship between myself and my clients.
I work with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, loss and grief, chronic pain and fatigue, and relationship difficulties.