Knowing yourself more thoroughly is a crucial step in finding ways to make significant changes. My approach is to provide a relaxed, reflective, and caring space where we will work together at uncovering a deeper understanding of the feelings and issues that confront you. Counselling is a living conversation and a relationship between two people. Although considering how the past might affect the present is an important part of the process, your daily experiences, your work, your interests, and how you relate to these are also likely to provide material for our work.
I qualified in 2017 with a PGDip in Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Brighton University. Before embarking on formal counsellor training, I undertook a long personal exploration of my own, both through psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and through Buddhist and western esoteric practices.
My previous experience has included working with people confronting anxiety, depression, panic attacks, bereavement, a chronic sense of meaninglessness, and relationship difficulties. I also have some prior experience of working with people who have received psychiatric diagnoses, including borderline personality disorder and psychosis.
I have a particular interest in – and previous experience of – working with people who may be confronting spiritual or religious problems or crises, or who may be struggling to integrate a spiritual or anomalous experience into their daily life. I do not adhere to the teaching of a particular religion but, if you do, we shall work within your preferred way of understanding your experience.