How I work
There are lots of different types of therapy. I’m an integrative therapist. This means I draw from a variety of approaches - including body psychotherapy, person centred counselling, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and existential therapy - and integrate them together.
I work in a relational way. This means I believe that it's the relationship between us that brings about change. I believe that who we are is partly a product of the relationships we've had, especially those relationships from really early in childhood. This means that I won't just listen and help you to express yourself, I'm part of the process too. We can look at what's going on in our relationship to get to grips with the old habits that might be causing you difficulty. And you can try out new ways of being yourself.
I believe integration goes further than this. I see part of my job as helping you to become more integrated in yourself - becoming more connected with your thoughts, feelings and body.
Who I am
I have a diploma in integrative counselling from the Minster Centre in London.
I'm a registered member of the British Association of Counselling Practitioners and I abide by their ethical principles.
As well as being a therapist - and amongst other things - I'm a yoga student, a gardener, a former journalist, a cook, an occasional photographer, and a dog lover.
The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.