I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a psychotherapist, my primary aim is to create an environment in which the client feels comfortable and safe so that we may travel the sometimes-challenging journey together. In line with the BACP guidelines I receive regular supervision which supports and challenges me in my work.
Whilst my training was psychodynamic, my experience as a homeopath also informs my work which means I often use theory and techniques from different schools of counselling and other therapies to form a unique way of working with each client. I recognise that each person is an individual and I choose to work in a compassionate and flexible way that ensures that the therapy fits the client’s needs/requirements.
I believe that our past can affect our present, so along with looking at issues in the here and now I also work with experiences from childhood if appropriate. My work with clients also considers how social-environmental and historical factors impact us. My passion lies in communication; how we use it, what we have learned from our families and how we now use it in the present. This understanding can be applied to all areas of our life; both in our personal and our working lives. I’m deeply interested in our use of unconscious communication and how we form and use defence mechanisms, and how these might be affecting us in all our human interactions.
Psychotherapy may be long or short term and we can discuss what may suit you at the initial assessment. Sessions are always 50 minutes long and are generally at the same time and day each week. I have practices in both London and Chichester with a small number of low-cost psychotherapy places in Chichester.
If you are ready to make changes to your life and are committed to the therapeutic process and yourself, then this can be a very rewarding journey of endless possibilities.