I hold a strong belief in our potential for healing, and see that as already present within you, waiting for us to access.
My life experience has given me a global cultural perspective of what it means to be "the other", and the journey to understand the parts of ourselves that are looking for a place to belong. Through my work I draw on both tradition and modern psychodynamic theories with a particular awareness of the body-mind connection as well as transgenerational and complex trauma.
I believe there is no universal approach and so tailor each session to each client's unique needs. By drawing from a mix of approaches this enables my clients to be more fully involved and feel engaged with every step they take towards their happiness.
Do look at the rest of my website to get a sense of who I am and how I work.
If you feel that I could help you, please get in touch.
A first appointment is offered at a reduced rate and is an opportunity for us to explore, with no obligation, how it would be to work together.
My fee is £50 an hour. Longer sessions are charged pro-rata.
The charge for an initial session to explore working together is currently free.
I have a ‘therapy agreement’ and ‘privacy statement’ for discussion at the first session which address issues such as cancellations, confidentiality, illness, data protection, my record-keeping etc. This helps us both be clear about the basis of our work together.
My Practice is located at:
The Lansdown Clinic
1 Lansdown Road
(Free Parking available)
Psychotherapy and Counselling both offer a safe environment where you come to explore difficult, life impacting issues you may be experiencing.Psychotherapeutic work explores more deeply held patterns which may lie within your past history.
Counselling tackles everyday problems, which may span the mundane to the catastrophic. Counselling is often linked with more short-term work and may be more structured.
Right at the beginning you and I will clarify what your intentions are for coming to therapy. I believe consciously identifying and working towards your goal gives you a sense of agency in your life.
I specialise in helping people after difficult experiences.
A situation that went on for some time, for example, sexual abuse, bullying or neglectful parenting, or a one-off ‘shock’ trauma, such as an assault, sudden bereavement or an accident.
For some people, unresolved experiences from the past can mean that they feel anxious, socially ill-at-ease, or depressed. For other people, the impact may mean that they feel unsafe, jumpy, and on edge, finding it hard to concentrate.
They may have difficulties trusting or being in relationship. They may experience intrusive thoughts, nightmares or flashbacks or perhaps try to avoid reminders of what happened so that their life and choices become restricted.
Unresolved traumatic experiences might lead other people to feel stuck, frozen or emotionally numb. Often people don’t connect their current challenges with events that happened in the past.