A BIT ABOUT THERAPY
Personalized Attention for Your Needs
I offer a time-tested combination of collaborative and integrative approaches to relationship, sexual and meaning-of-life concerns.
I believe there are simple approaches that can transform a couple’s relationship into a truly cooperative and affectionate one. Noticing the lack of effective communication is one of the first steps towards achieving lasting changes to relationships that we can come to cherish.
With new insights, sexual relationships can become truly intimate and improving your relationship with yourself can turn into a deeply meaningful and lifelong adventure.
GET TO KNOW ME
I qualified through the Relate Institute with a Post-graduate diploma in Couples and Relationship Therapy, and went on to qualify as a Psychosexual Therapist (PST)
I specialise in working with couples and individuals to improve all aspects of their relationships, offering a warm, compassionate and collaborative experience of counselling. I work with people of all sexual orientations, genders, ages and ethnic backgrounds. My practice includes working with couples and individuals who are experiencing sexual difficulties.
I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am bound by their code of conduct. This includes requirements for proper training, professional supervision, ongoing update training, and insurance.
Having trained at the Relate Institute, my approach combines systemic and psychodynamic therapy:
The systemic approach looks at the wider context of our lives and asks questions such as how our family of origin has influenced our beliefs, attitudes and ways of communicating. It looks at how changes in our lives affect us as we grow older, for example becoming parents, or our children growing up, or our health and well-being changing over time. Perhaps it is a breakdown in a relationship that we have never had to deal with before, or the death of a close member of the family or friend. Whilst we develop ways of coping which can work well in many contexts, when we are faced with major changes these tried and trusted ways can be less effective. Therapy can help us find new ways of dealing with problems and difficulties.