Individual and relationship therapy enabling you to deal with your everyday and deep-seated problems
Clinical Psychologist Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist Individual Psychodynamic Therapist
Making that first step to access help and be willing to share your thoughts, feelings and ideas with another person is a brave and responsible act. It's also a positive move towards helping you ease some of the wobbles, struggles and conflicts you may be having, and demonstrates a capacity to think which is essential in making your life more in line with your needs and intentions.
I will seek to build a meaningful relationship with you so that together, with curiosity, we can understand areas of your life, cope with change, and overcome your obstacles. Often, problem related transitions are linked both to loss and separation, of having to let go of something in order to make space for something new. This can be challenging and I am committed to supporting you through this process of change.
“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen”
— Brené Brown
“Real intimacy is letting another mind in to help you build your capacity to think and importantly, be known”
The style of psychotherapy in which I work is psychoanalytic which means that I consider unconscious processes to play an important part in our experience of ourselves and of our relationships. Additionally, I am trained in a range of other models, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and family systemic therapy, which means I am also integrative and use a diverse range of ways of engaging and exploring these processes and believe that we jointly work together to search for and create meaning. I see individuals and couples for both intensive open-ended and brief work who are experiencing a wide variety of difficulties.
I have particular experience of working on the following issues:
Anger (impact on partner)
Affairs and betrayals
Anxiety (Generalised, OCD, Panic, Phobia, PTSD)
Career and work-related stress
Divorce and separation
Illness and disability
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Redundancy and retirement
If you have any questions about seeking individual therapy or couples counselling, or if you would like to find out more about my way of working, please feel free to contact me via email and I will try to reply within 24 hours of receiving your message. Following a first contact by email, we can then agree a time to meet for an initial consultation. This meeting gives you the thinking space to describe what is causing you difficulties at present and to have an opportunity to think about how you got there so that we can start to see a way of working together.