Coming to therapy can be like unpacking clothes from boxes or luggage and hanging them in a spacious
walk - in wardrobe. Through a process of sorting and examining, together we work out which aspects of your life feel constricting or ill-fitting, which ones you’d like to let go of, and which you’d like to occupy more often.
My role as a counsellor is to help you explore your experiences, find ways to make it easier to be you and deal with the particular worlds you inhabit. Together, we will talk, see what thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations arise, and do our best to understand them.
I work in an integrative way, which means I am trained in several different modalities (including psychodynamic, humanistic, body psychotherapy, and relational) and will draw from them according to your needs.
I am experience of working with a wide range of issues, including:
- different forms of anxiety
- self harm and self abuse
- gender & sexuality, coming out, transitioning, other LGBTQ issues
- bereavement, loss and change
- abuse in childhood and other childhood difficulties
- issues with cultural identity and intersectional identity
- low confidence and low self-esteem
- chronic illness and invisible illness
- challenges with neurodiversity
- addictions and compulsive behaviour
- problems in relationships- family, friends, work, romantic and sexual
- needing to find or revive your creativity
The therapy room is a place where you can be a mess, where you are permitted to bring the thoughts and feelings you might not have said out loud to many people or at all. It’s a place for you to try on new ways of being and find solutions to the problems you face.
You get to decide how you want to use the time. We can work in a more focused way on the issue of your choice, or give the therapy more space if you feel you'd benefit from a broader view.