Whatever brings you to counselling or psychotherapy, I'll work with you to create a path forward. I have been a UKCP registered psychotherapist since 2003 and worked with all kinds of people bringing all kinds of life issues, including:
- relationship issues
- And lots of people whose issues do not fit into a neatly labelled box.
Therapy is for growth and development as well as overcoming problems. In fact, growing into a fuller expression of our potential is the way to overcome them. This of course might include making space for mourning - as the Serenity Prayer has it, ‘accepting what we cannot change’.
We can work in person or by Zoom.
My professional training is in Core Process Psychotherapy. This is a mindfulness-based approach, combining awareness in the present moment with understandings drawn from humanistic, psychoanalytical and transpersonal psychology. Mindfulness practice comes originally from the Buddhist traditions and influences on my work include Buddhist approaches to relieving suffering, Focusing, Jungian and transpersonal understandings, artwork and imaginal/dreamwork practice, all of which form part of my personal experience.
We may use writing or artwork or explore your dreams if that is right for you. Sessions are always about me listening to you, attending to what might be implicit, offering reflections and invitations to explore more deeply. In this process you can be empowered to sense and find your own way forward.