My training allows me to incorporate a number of different approaches. We can work together to find out what might be most useful for you. I draw my theoretical understanding from psychodynamic, attachment, humanistic, and relational-analytic perspectives. This means that I may invite you to talk about your early life as well as your current situation, and that I consider the relationship between the client and the therapist to be an important part of the work. At points we might pay attention to the body and its signals, and to the unspoken as well as the spoken.
I approach the work with warmth, intuition and intelligence, and aim to create a context of acceptance, empathy and appropriate challenge. I believe this can, over time, lead to increased self-understanding and facilitate the capacity to make positive changes.
I work within a non-discriminatory framework and respect every individual’s ethnicity, sexuality, culture, religion, age, gender identity and body.