I became a therapist because I wanted to work with people. I have always pondered what it is to be human and therefore have had a lifelong interest in human behaviour, philosophy, art, literature and spirituality.
My work is informed by my own personal and professional experiences; whilst my training provides me with a solid foundation of knowledge and expertise, I also bring my own experiences of the joys and difficulties of life.
I have detailed here some of my own art which was created whilst exploring the subject of 'Home' in a recent workshop.
You may be seeking therapy for a specific reason or you may not know exactly what is bringing you. As an integrative practitioner, I draw on a number of different theories and techniques to respond flexibly to what you would like to focus on.
My aim is for us to explore the background to any concerns or feelings, so that you gain an understanding of what might be affecting you currently or from your past. This awareness allows you to release any feelings attached to any concerns or painful events and creates the opportunity to choose a different way of being and seeing things in the future.
I have a holistic approach, paying attention to your thoughts, feelings, body and any spiritual beliefs if you have them. I believe that emotional well-being is enhanced when these aspects of ourselves are integrated and balanced.
I integrate humanistic, psychodynamic and some behavioural (CBT) techniques in my practice, bringing in EFT (please see my 'EFT' page for more information) where requested by you or as mutually agreed.