Individual therapy

From time to time, we all experience difficult moments in our lives. You may have difficult relationships with your parent(s) or partner, be going through a divorce, or find yourself depressed, anxious or feeling stuck in your life, without really understanding why.

Psychotherapy and counselling allow us to explore our thoughts and feelings in a safe space. Through a deeper awareness of our thoughts, emotions and responses to situations, we can gain greater control of our life and imrove our responses to circumstances and events. 

I have undertaken extensive training in the field of mental health, in addition to many years of NHS experience, placing me well to understand and diagnose the underlying issues which my clients face.

During the initial meeting, I discuss with my client what they hope to gain from counselling and psychotherapy. I work together with my clients to find the approaches most suitable for them, and work towards a plan of action.

In my clinical practice, I primarily draw upon psychoanalytic and systemic theories, both as therapeutic approaches, and as frameworks through which human development and relationships can be understood. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

However, I believe that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to psychotherapy. Therefore, I integrate these modalities of practice and draw upon different therapeutic modalities depending on the needs and goals of my clients.

Issues I Work With:

  • Anxiety
  • BPD
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Identity issues
  • Long-term issues resulting from problems in childhood (including sexual abuse, neglect)
  • Low confidence & self-esteem
  • Motivation; issues about the meaning of life
  • Relationship issues; problems with partners, children, parents and other family members.
  • Stress
  • Stuck-in-a-rut
  • Work-related issues