Approach and background
My approach to therapy is that it is a conversation between two people – you and me – about the things that really matter to you. While I will always endeavour to offer a warm and supportive space, I am also prepared to be challenging in encouraging you to tackle the trickier things as well as the simpler ones. I believe that therapy is a gift we can give ourselves, towards a more open and vital life.
My own experience of therapy is that it has been useful in addressing major issues at crucial points and, in less difficult times, it is a safe space to listen to myself, consider how and where I am now, and how else I might choose to be.
My background is in the arts, and I have a particular interest in supporting people to live their lives creatively. From an existential perspective, this might mean considering our choices more closely, looking at where we have become stuck in beliefs or the stories we tell ourselves, or using a confusing or upsetting time in life as a chance to take stock and make new choices that better suit who we are now and who we are becoming.
I am also a qualified yoga teacher and have a strong interest in embodied practice and experience.