I am a COSCA qualified therapist, trained at the University of Edinburgh. I offer short-term and long-term therapy depending upon the needs and pace of the client. My therapeutic approach is relational and insight-oriented. My practice and process are located within the dialogue of Person-Centered and Psychodynamic frameworks, and are grounded in being trauma-informed, queer-affirmative, with an emphasis on psychosocial determinants of mental health. I adhere to the ethical frameworks laid down by COSCA and BACP.
I understand therapy to be a ‘healing conversation’ between the client and the therapist, where we can explore, become aware of and understand our inner perceptual worlds as well as our external environments. It is a space where we connect with different parts of ourselves through a compassionate inquiry and discover our own sense of things. As we all live in and traverse multiple contexts, we learn to hold it together by various ways. A lot of the things that happen in our lives are often based on mental processes that we are only faintly aware of. Therapy helps bring our unique processes into clear consciousness by offering a space where we begin to develop the capacity to recognise and acknowledge our journeys and narratives, where we learn to cease to be a stranger to ourselves and experience what we really feel.
As a practitioner, I believe therapy is not limited to relieving psychological distress alone, but also about receiving care for all the vulnerabilities that accompany being human. Whatever brings you to therapy is a good starting point for us to tune in and lean into the discomfort, together.