I have always felt a deep interest in what can be described as the “human condition” – the issues that seem familiar to many of us, such as low self-esteem, difficulties in relationships, and the sense that we are “stuck” in our lives. I started to wonder why some of us found ourselves repeating patterns of behaviour that we neither wanted nor understood. This led to my being drawn to the study of psychodynamic psychotherapy, which seeks to understand our present lives through our past experiences, and to become aware of the effects that these experiences can have on our relationships. Through that process we can bring about a profound and lasting change.
I welcome clients from all walks of life. I have a personal interest in working with clients from sexual minority communities (such as the LGBT+/Poly/Kink communities) as well as clients with chronic illness. I feel that we all deserve a respectful, informed space where we can be ourselves and be treated with professionalism and respect.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). As a BACP member I am bound to uphold their ethical policies – including making use of resources such as ongoing CPD (continuing professional development) and regular supervision to ensure that my work is informed by the latest research into best practices, and that I am giving the best possible treatment to my clients.