Choosing to engage in therapy is a very personal experience. I am an integrative therapist which means that I draw on a number of different approaches to best suit the individual client. I have a special interest in working with the psychodynamic & believe that the past informs the present, drawing on this approach I aim to create a non-judgmental, safe, collaborative space where you can connect with deeper feelings causing difficulties in your life. My approach is non-prescriptive but designed to help you find your inner resources, discover new ways of living, and make positive changes to enrich your life.
People choose to come to psychotherapy for a variety of reasons, some describe feeling empty or low, stuck or so full up they can’t breathe – perhaps there is a feeling of dread or lack of meaning in life.
Talking to a friend or sharing these feelings with someone you know can help but it’s not uncommon to feel like you have to hold back or censor what you say, perhaps when you’ve tried this you haven’t felt genuinely understood or heard, this is where therapy can help.
So, how can psychotherapy help you in this way? How can you change what is not working for you? Can talking to a therapist really make you feel better?
These are natural questions to ask when you are thinking of embarking on a process that requires a leap of faith to start. Change occurs when you trust the process of therapy, the aim of really knowing and understanding yourself leads to a better 'sense' of yourself, knowing what 'feels right' for you allows you to make choices and decisions with your eyes open. Being more connected to your feelings affords you the chance to experience an authentic, true, sense of self.
I hold a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy & a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art, so I sometimes choose to work creatively with clients that wish to explore themselves in a fluid way.
I have experience working for the NHS in a prison setting during Covid-19 helping clients come to terms with trauma, ruptures in their family, child loss and bereavement. I have also supported clients within a west London agency over a two year period who have come to therapy perhaps fort the first time not knowing what to expect.
I am invested in my development as an individual as well as a counsellor, therefore I regularly attend training courses and workshops as a part of my Continual Professional Development training.
Member of The British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Diploma in Therapeutic Integrative counselling
Level 2, 3 certificate in Counselling skills CPCAB