How I work

I provide a safe, confidential space in which to discuss your journey through life. I aim to help you achieve insight into yourself through a therapeutic relationship that is honest, sensitive and often challenging.

Although the therapeutic relationship is unlike any other, it is also often a microcosm of other relationships. As such, it provides the opportunity to explore many of the relational dynamics that get played out between you and your family, friends and colleagues. To this end it can be a powerful way to achieve self-development and gain understanding of your position in the world and your relationships with others.

I am trained in using an Integrative approach. This non-dogmatic way of working sees that there is no one correct or ‘true’ theoretical model. In my view, those who profess one approach over another limit the scope of their work and thinking. My training and experience enable me to use different theoretical approaches as and where needed. I think of this as the creative way to engage in productive and beneficial therapy.

Models and approaches I draw on include: Object Relations, Psychodynamic, Existential Systemic and Cognitive. I also offer solution-focused working if dealing with a specific problem or phobia.
I practise meditation, offer regular supervision, and attend conferences as part of my own development.

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, then all your problems begin to look like nails.”
Abraham Maslow