How I Work
The time we spend together is focused on you, giving you empathic support and space to talk, without the often-well-meant advice that can come from talking to friends/family.
The Clarkson Five Relational Model forms the basis of my training. It provides a strong framework, to which I can integrate aspects of several different counselling theories, therefore providing a tailormade therapy experience for every client.
The therapeutic relationship that begins to develop between us is totally unique, built on what both of us bring. It is a relationship which often can’t be found outside of the therapy room, as you are the focus.
You may wonder what the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy is?
Counselling is shorter term work, focusing on the here and now, usually for specific issues.
Whereas Psychotherapy is long term, sometimes open-ended work, where we look at how the past could be impacting your life now. Whether we like or know it, we carry the past with us. Every relationship leaves its mark, beginning as an infant. These early relationships are the foundation that develops into our ability adapt to the complexities of human relationships and how easily we can get our own emotional needs met.
Patterns of behaviour (coping mechanisms) can form outside of our awareness that can be both helpful – getting needs met or keeping us safe. But also hinder – stopping us from makes changes, keeping us stuck unable to move forward.
As a Therapist my aim is to help you navigate these parts of your emotional world in your way, at a pace set by you. After all, you are the expert in you.
I believe that a different therapy must be constructed for each person, because each has a unique story.
Irvin D Yalom.
To sit in the room with another human being and reveal our soft underbelly is an act of tremendous trust.
What I Offer
Areas Of Speciality
Prior to setting up in Private Practice I worked for a women’s counselling charity. Through this and my own life experiences and therapy, I chose to specialise in supporting women’s issues, with the emphasis being on those diagnosed later in life as being neurodiverse as well as the effects of life changes such as perimenopause and menopause.