Counselling and Psychotherapy
Choosing counselling or psychotherapy gives you the opportunity to reflect on the familiar and unknown parts of yourself that could be preventing you from living fully. I believe increasing awareness, in the here and now context of the therapy, can help you become more aware of who you are. This invariably frees up new possibilities enabling you to make more satisfying life choices. Therapy can also help to strengthen your inner resources, reconnect to your truth, and regain a sense of aliveness.
As Gestalt means ‘whole’, I work holistically. This includes exploring your feelings and thoughts processes, dreams and metaphors, and the expressions of your body. The holistic approach to therapy also explores the broader context of your life such as your work, home, and relationships. By looking at the wider picture, therapy can help to address unhelpful patterns that may be impacting on your health and wellbeing.
As the majority of issues people bring to counselling are connected to relationships, I actively use our therapeutic relationship as a tool for growth. I believe counselling is a co-created process which requires a careful balance of support and challenge.
Ultimately my role is to assist you in developing a more whole and integrated sense of your self in which you can feel more fulfilled.
As a Gestalt therapist I am skilled to work somatically (with body process). Furthermore ideas from neuroscience, attachment theory and compassion focussed therapy underpin my work. I also have specialist training and skills in working with trauma so please make contact if this applies to you.
I work with any issues related to change or crisis and I have extensive professional experience of working with the following:
I also take referrals from GP clinics.