I am a counselling psychologist, and my therapeutic work is integrative, and deeply rooted in a relational psychodynamic approach. I also draw from a range of other approaches, such as person-centred, narrative, emotion-focused, IFS, EFT, as well as integrating evidence-based and somatic practices.
I am committed to helping my clients find ways of understanding themselves and the world they live in with greater clarity and insight.
My aim is to create an open, accepting, responsive, and relaxed therapeutic environment. I work collaboratively with my clients to determine the goals of therapy and the best steps towards reaching those goals.
I view psychotherapy as an opportunity for growth no matter where you are in your life and whether you are seeking support in a time of crisis, wanting to address specific mental health symptoms, to work on relationships, or you are simply curious about who you are and how your mind works. Psychotherapy can help you think about your life, experiences, and relationships in a new perspective, changing narratives and patterns that no longer fit.
Creating a space where you feel seen and safe is very important to me.
Together, we are likely to engage in an exploration of your past and present experiences to gain a deeper understanding and identify emotional and behavioural patterns. We will look for ways to shift and change what does not serve you, allowing you to feel more attuned with yourself and the world around you, helping cultivate more authentic and trusting relationship with yourself and others.
I hold a doctorate in Counselling Psychology from the University of Roehampton in London, and over the past decade I have worked in a variety of NHS, private and charitable settings with a wide range of clients presenting with a variety of symptoms. I am a chartered member of the BPS and a registered member of the HCPC. I have a special interest in the areas of narcissism, developmental/relational trauma and complex PTSD.
In addition to my clinical work, I am an associate lecturer in Psychology and Counselling at the Open University.