My therapeutic modality is integrative; I draw on different therapeutic models and theory to meet the individual needs of my clients. I understand well that what works for one person may be received completely differently by another depending on their own past, personality and sensitivities.
During my doctorate training, I practised as a therapist using Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Psychodynamic principles and techniques, Systemic therapy models and Behavioural strategies. I have worked within a range of NHS, public and third sector settings with diverse mental health issues including Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Bereavement, Addiction, Interpersonal difficulties, Adjustment to diagnoses (i.e. autism spectrum disorder; HIV), Low self-esteem and Shame.
I am interested in working holistically with clients and have a strong belief that our psyches have direct relationship to our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. I have been privileged enough to work with individuals from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds and have a warm, open-minded and non-judgemental approach to therapy. I am guided by my clients needs to ensure that the therapeutic space feels safe enough to be able to discuss difficulties which may have been locked inside for much of a person's life.
I am particularly keen to work with those who may struggle to make it to face to face appointments, and would prefer to seek therapy through skype, online or over the phone, as I am aware that this can make the difference to those who may have anxieties about going into an unknown space.
I am happy to speak over the phone to see if I may be a good match for your needs.