Thank you for visiting my site. I want to tell you a little about my approach, to help in deciding whether you would like to get in touch.
The approach I use is integrative, in that my training, experience and ethos are centred around offering a wide range of therapeutic techniques and tools, geared to meet the individual client’s personality and needs. Both of my professional trainings emphasised the use of creative methods and my work is underpinned by a firm belief in the power of the arts and play in therapy, combining this with cognitive and solution-focussed approaches. That said, I believe that ultimately it is the therapeutic relationship that heals, with tools and techniques facilitating the process.
I like to work in a collaborative way, so I do not adopt a blank screen position, and where it is appropriate and useful, I share my intervention processes with the client so as to be a fellow explorer along the way, rather than an authoritative presence in the relationship. I offer short and long term work, with regular joint reviews, and believe that while continuity and consistency are vital, therapy need not be open-ended to be effective.
I view the therapeutic process and relationship as a microcosm of the wider world, as well as a reflection of the client’s inner world. I believe that the struggles we face are rooted in childhood and that when we act in ways that harm ourselves or others, we are unconsciously re-enacting behaviours that once served as a means of survival, but in the present have become blocks to moving forwards.
I am currently only taking on clients for online therapy – depending on your needs, I am continuing to offer integrative psychotherapy, movement therapy, and drama therapy via Zoom. If you would like to book an initial phone call, I suggest the use of Signal, an app which, like Zoom, has end-to-end encryption for the highest level of privacy.
Initial phone call at no cost
Individual therapy £70 per 50 minute session
Couples/ relationship therapy £120 per 90 minute session
Low cost slots may also be available from time to time.
To discuss or book, you can contact me here
Qualifications and Further Training:
- MA/ PGDip Drama and Movement Therapy, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
- PGDip Counselling and Psychotherapy, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education
- Solution Focussed Therapy
- Mentalization-Based Treatment
- Imago Couples Therapy (undertaking certification)