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 address unhelpful patterns and help you to build resources, realign to your truth, and regain a sense of aliveness.
As Gestalt means ‘whole’, I work holistically. This includes exploring your feelings, thoughts processes, dreams, metaphors, and the expressions of your body. The holistic approach also explores the broader context of your life such as your work, home, and relationships. I also have a particular interest in the effect of the wider issues (social, political, environmental and economic) on mental 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) as very often the body holds emotional or psychological distress. Furthermore current 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.