I believe everyone has the right to feel safe, heard and respected in life and in the therapy room. Knowing what is best for our mental health is often overwhelming, I am here to help you find a way through what can seem an insurmountable task.
As a qualified integrative therapist, my way of working is adaptable to individuals needs. None of us are the same and I believe that therapy should reflect the complexity and individuality of every client. Practically this means I draw on a variety of techniques catered to the individual in order to develop a way of working that puts your needs front and centre.
Many reasons make people want to see a counsellor. Sometimes this might be something concrete; the loss of a loved one or having endured a time of great personal stress. Your concerns might be more vague; a sense of disconnection or unhappiness in life with no easily recognisable cause. At the end of the day the chance to simply sit and talk in a non-judgemental, confidential environment with someone who wants to hear your story can be a great first step on the road to healing.
I am not here to tell you what to do. I firmly believe we are the experts on ourselves and my job is to help you explore and better understand yourself. I might occasionally make suggestions as to activities that may be of help, but you are completely free to pick and choose what you feel comfortable trying. There is no great secret to good mental health, it is about taking the time to experiment and see what works for you and I can help facilitate this.
I am a full individual member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and have experience working with people of different ages and backgrounds.
I offer long and short term therapy for individual adults (18+.)