I am an experienced counsellor and therapist with a compassionate, empowering approach. I am here to help you to work through whatever challenges you may be facing. Areas that I frequently support include anxiety, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, low mood, sadness, grief and loss. Perhaps you find yourself repeating patterns that are not helpful but don’t feel able to stop. Or maybe you are not exactly sure why you need therapy, but just have a sense that you need to talk. I provide a safe, professional, confidential space where you can explore what’s going on and gain strategies to move forward.
I work in an integrative way, drawing on a range of skills to support you to develop tools and build inner resources. Working with me can help you to know yourself more deeply and develop the ability to self reflect. By learning to take a step back and observe what’s happening inside of us, we can widen our range of choice and respond differently to situations that we face. I can help you to process your feelings, which can lead to feeling more balanced and calm. Each person who comes for therapy is unique. Therefore, I adapt my way of working to resonate with who you are. Therapy in the humanistic tradition is about the relationship that has formed between therapist and client, and this is central to how I work. I work at depth, which means that I will help you to get to the roots of the dilemmas that you are facing. This can help you to establish lasting change. I work with a wide range of clients, including people from professional backgrounds, charity sector, creative fields and also within the LGBTQ community.
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling. Psychosynthesis is a humanistic therapy with psychodynamic roots. In my practice, I draw upon a wide range of tools including mindfulness, CBT techniques, solution focused approach, breath work, body centred approach, creativity and guided imagery. Prior to training as a Psychosynthesis therapist, I have many years’ experience supporting clients using counselling and coaching to make more empowered choices and develop compassion towards themselves. I have a background working in mental health at managerial level, supporting clients with mild to moderate mental health challenges, addiction and 12 Step recovery. I also facilitate personal development workshops and therapeutic groups working with meditation, symbols, myths and archetypes.