Adult Individual Therapy

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.