Central to my approach is the belief that the quality of the relationship between myself and clients is really important in determining beneficial therapeutic outcomes. I aim to establish a warm, mutually respectful and collaborative relationship with clients that allows us together to explore what has brought you to therapy and anything else that may arise during our time together.
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, which means that rather than adopt one approach, I use a range of therapeutic tools and disciplines, depending upon your unique needs. An integrative stance takes into account the complexity of the human experience, believing there is not just one way of doing things, but many different possible approaches.
I draw on a range of psychotherapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic theories, relational psychotherapy, transactional analysis, existential theories, CBT and mindfulness-based practice..
For work with children, I practice non-directive play therapy, which uses talking, creative work and play to provide a space for children to express themselves and feel heard.