My approach is holistic, with a focus on the interconnectedness of mind, body & spirit. I work with adults, young adults, parents and families. My experience includes: emotional and narcissistic abuse (including narcissistic family systems), isolation, stress, anxiety, addiction, depression, relationship issues, life challenges, work issues, grief and loss, difficult childhood experiences, social anxiety, trauma and self defeating cycles- self harm, self sabotage and low self esteem.
What brings you in to therapy is unique and individual to you. And for this reason, I tailor the therapy to you and your needs. As an integrative therapist I work with all psychotherapeutic modalities and philosophies – from psychodynamic psychotherapy, with a particular interest in attachment and early life; Jungian psychology– working with the unconscious and shadow as well as with symbols, dreams and active imagination; through to existential – working with the here and now.
When appropriate, I incorporate bodywork and work with the somatic brain body connection. This is particularly effective when working with trauma and I am informed by the work of Janina Fisher and Bessel Van der Kolk.
Working creatively brings a further dimension to my work – allowing us to move away from the cerebral and thinking mind, whilst gently and effectively accessing the unconscious. Ways I might work creatively include: drawing, sand tray, symbols, visualizations, active imagination, psychodrama, bodywork and dreaming body technique.
Although drawing on these theories and philosophies forms an integral element of the work, the real power of therapy is found in the therapeutic relationship. Care, integrity and trust, form the foundations.
I aim to create a safe space, where we can explore your feelings and address any unbalance, discord and challenges you may be facing. Here, you’ll explore and discover all the parts of you, without judgement.
You’ll be given the tools to gain a deeper insight and understanding of the complex interconnectedness of your mind, body and soul, enabling you to create more authentic and meaningful relationships, both with yourself and others.
Embarking on therapy can be tough and requires commitment and work from you too. It can take time and often can feel difficult at times. However, if you are looking to bring about change, then this is a good place to start.
I am in continued supervision and professional development. I believe this is of the utmost importance when working alongside you. I follow and am bound to the UKCP code of ethics and I am respectful of ethnic origin, age, religion, gender and sexual orientation.
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