People come to see me for many different reasons. Often, there is a specific problem that needs to be addressed, though that is not always the case. Just as often, I see clients who need emotional support and a space to talk during stressful changes or transitions in life, such as a break up, a new job, having children, or getting married. I also enjoy working with clients who have no specific complaints but feel that they could be living life more fully or authentically. In these cases, therapy can be a place to understand yourself better.
I offer psychotherapy for, but not limited to, the following:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Panic attacks
- PTSD / trauma
- Psychiatric conditions, such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Mood Disorder, Schizophrenia etc
- Bereavement and loss
- Family and relationship difficulties
- Dealing with the effects of childhood physical, emotional, or sexual abuse
- Issues relating to the self: self-esteem, identity, shame and so on.
- Anger / aggression
- Cutting and other forms of self-harm
- Dissociation – feeling uncontrollably “spaced out”
- Feeling out of control
Therapy interventions are adapted to the individual and their specific needs and individual personality.
I draw on several established psychotherapy approaches including psychodynamic, relational/intersubjective and self psychology approaches, as well as cognitive/dialectical behaviour therapy.
I believe that, underlying any particular approach, a relationship characterised by trust, authenticity and safety is essential for therapy to be effective.