ETHOS:

I believe that, in our core, we are all amazing beings who are completely resourceful, whole and totally worthy of feeling safe, loved and successful. I know this is totally possible- with intention, focus, and work. No matter what has happened in your life, you can get back to this core self, let go of the things that aren’t serving you, and let the real you shine.

I know this is possible because I’ve done it.

I’m passionate about working with people who are ready and willing to take on the adventure of breaking through their conditioning. People who are looking to build up the resilience and resources to grow through the challenges that life presents and create the opportunities that they deserve.

THE POWER OF RELATIONSHIP:

For me, relationship in therapy is key. Being able to find a place where you feel understood, supported and not judged, is an extremely powerful and healing experience. Therefore, my contract and way of working is based on building and maintaining a successful therapeutic relationship. To read this contract, please click here.

The initial session will be a chance for us to meet and decide whether we are the right people to be working together. I make a commitment to all my clients that I will be honest in that, if I think there is a therapist more suited to helping you, I will tell you. I only work with clients who I believe 100% I can help and commit to working with them throughout their journey.

THEORETICAL:

I work from an integrative model, which means that my training consisted of learning from a few different theoretical models (Person Centred, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic/ Gestalt, Relational). I also am training as a life coach and blend of coaching and counselling. This enables me to not only help clients with the “why” but also the “how” to move forward.

I continue to learn about different theories, philosophies and techniques, as this gives me the flexibility to work with clients in a way that is most helpful to them, as individuals, throughout the different stages of their journey. I am also able to draw from my own life experience, which enables me to be intuitive and really empathise with my clients.

I use traditional methods of talking therapies, such as looking at your history and how this correlates to your present life. Identifying unhelpful patterns and core beliefs, unpacking difficult feelings, and looking at your relationship to yourself, others and your outer world. I also use techniques such as relaxation, drawing/creative exercises, breathing exercises, goal setting, visualisation, dream-work and well-being plans where appropriate.