At certain times in our lives we can all benefit from someone objective and professional to talk to. If you are finding it difficult to move past something or have concerns that are weighing on your mind it can impact on every aspect of your life, especially your relationships and your health.
Working together with a psychotherapist can help you to reframe things.
What I can offer you is a time each week for you to explore the issues that bring you to therapy. I’m a compassionate, nonjudgmental person and I don’t presume to eliminate or resolve your issues, but rather my role as a therapist is to be there ‘alongside’ you as you discover your own solutions.
My therapeutic approach uses Transactional Analysis (TA) which I believe is wonderful way of being curious about how people relate to each other to help you make the changes you want to in your life. Using TA together, we can not only get to understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviour, but also explore the reasons why you are feeling, thinking and behaving in certain ways. I also use a therapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This is an active form of therapy where we work together as a team to help you to be the sort of person you want to be and build the sort of life you want to live.
I offer a patient, friendly and open approach so that a positive therapeutic relationship can flourish. As a result, you can make progress as you develop insight and awareness and begin to work through your challenges. We will work at a pace that suits you, tailored to your needs in a safe, confidential, comfortable environment.
As well as being a therapist I am a qualified nutritionist. I can support you in improving your nutrition whether it’s to lose weight, train for an event or manage chromic pain or an illness. I also offer nutritional counselling which can help make the connection between what you eat and how you feel.
I work with both individuals and couples. Issues include relationship and communication difficulties, self-confidence and self-esteem, feeling stuck and dissatisfied, stress and anxiety, depression, challenges with work or study, food related issues as well as ‘all things nutrition’. By working with me you can expect to gain insight and clarity about your thoughts and feelings. As you open up to new ways of seeing, living and relating you will find new ways of moving forward with your life.
Recent statistics report that one in four of us in the UK has some kind of issue that would benefit from therapy. I see it as a great privilege if I can be part of someone’s journey as they truly get to know themselves and become free to live the life they deserve.
I have worked collaboratively with people throughout my career in education and health and also in the voluntary sector. I am a member of the UK Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and a Registered Member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics and professional practice. I have a Diploma in Transactional Analysis and Counselling and attend regular supervision and training. I am fully insured and hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.