I am there to help you think about your issues and make new choices. Some clients arrive in emotional pain and we try to alleviate that as quickly as possible, but therapists are trained to look beyond presenting problems to possible underlying causes. We would aim to help you understand and accept yourself, to change your strategies to those which are more productive for you and to help you move towards becoming the kind of person you want to be.
There are many different models of therapy. I work with a number of approaches as each person is an individual and what might suit one client may not necessarily suit another. In general I can say that I work with a mix of psychoanalytic, existential and humanistic insights. I sometimes use cognitive behavioural therapy and some bodywork (no touching).
I aim to be sensitive to the cultural and ethnic origins of individuals and to people’s religious beliefs and sexual orientation.
As with all therapists, my practice is supervised by another experienced practitioner. Good therapeutic practice requires that the regular supervision of cases is undertaken. Supervision can be seen as a form of quality control and a way of ensuring that therapeutic standards are maintained.