In my work, great importance is placed on the development of a sincere, genuine dialogue as a crucial component of the therapeutic process, as you and I together pave the way for making the changes you wish in life. I am passionate about supporting individuals and couples to increase their awareness and to move forward in their lives. Life can be challenging and overwhelming and an authentic exchange outside our circle of friends and family can enable us to overcome the despair that life may evoke to us. I see self-acceptance as a central part of self-development and growth and I aim to support people to develop to their full potential.
I am committed to a high standard professional therapeutic practice and I am bound by the Codes of Ethics and Professional Procedures of BACP and work in the strictest confidence.
Depending on your needs, the kind of therapy I offer can be explorative as well as practical focus to help you understand and overcome your difficulties. I offer short-term (10-12 weeks); medium-term (up to 24 weeks) and long-term, open ended therapy.
Perhaps you feel lost and upset that things are out of your control. Perhaps you are interested in counselling for something specific such as Anxiety, Depression, self-esteem/confidence, bereavement, anger and/ or you may be looking for longer-term psychotherapy. You might find yourself withdraw from people you love and having the impression no one can understand your pain. You might be at this stage of your life that you are seeking a new identity or the previous roles/ priorities you had in your life don’t satisfy you anymore. My approach holds space for both personal history and unrecognised potential for people looking to understand their difficulties and find a deeper meaning in their life and new possibilities.
I have a special interest in issues around parenting, such as antenatal and post-natal anxiety and depression; still birth; miscarriage; infertility; fears around pregnancy and birth; parenting challenges and so on. The emotional impact of the loss of a pregnancy to a mum is a complicated experience.I have also experience in working with couples coming to therapy when their relationships are impacted by issues related to fertility or parenthood. Sometimes, when there is pregnancy loss, parents might have very different experiences.