Approach and background
As a relationally orientated therapist, I help clients integrate past and present psychological difficulties through the use of the therapeutic relationship. Since we are unable to stop feelings, the therapeutic work with me is about allowing, accepting, and understanding feelings. Through this creative, immersive, and reflective, co-created process, healthier ways of being and relating is achieved.
With many years’ experience supporting a widely diverse range of clients and colleagues it has been my experience that if a safe and authentic relationship can be established, the foundation of change is achieved. This aligns with the, now well know common factor, across therapeutic modalities:
IT IS THE QUALITY OF THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP THAT IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PREDICTOR OF OUTCOME
I am particularly interested in supporting individuals affected by developmental trauma. This includes helping individuals who have been exposed to severe childhood abuse, through to supporting those impacted by the challenges inherent in all experiences of navigating our earliest relationships.
With an interest and professional background in physical health as a squash coach, a career in mental health and other influences, I am guided by scientific and philosophical principles underlined by non-dualism. This supports my holistic approach to therapy. This approach emphasises the centrality of compassion toward self and others, often damaged and requiring help to rebuild, as laying at the core of authentic and successful living and central to the healing process.