Everyone's life experience is unique and important and often this can create questions in our minds on how these influence our life and choices now. These may be questions from childhood, trauma based, gender or sexuality questioning, anxiety, loss or a neurodiversity. You may feel that the day-to-day is simply overwhelming or tainted by those life experiences. Sometimes, when those hard times flow into our every day life it may feel that you are unable to be happy, think clearly or feel able to cope. In the safety of your own home (or a space that works for you) we can explore and process this together.
I am an integrative psychotherapist, meaning I tailor our sessions through various counselling modalities to meet your needs. I work as a therapist privately worldwide, a psychotherapist in Harley Street, and as a Covid-19 Pandemic Counsellor and Trainer.
My main modalities are:
Person Centred Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
I have also trained in Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Analytic Therapy.
Methods used: CBT, CAT, Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Existential, Solution focused
Areas I specialise in:
Don't worry if you can't see your own concern in this list! the most important part of therapy is having the space to feel safe to explore what you are experiencing.
Being part of the LGBTQIA+ community can be challenging, whether it's coming to terms with your own gender or sexuality, or self acceptance or just having a therapist that "get's it" without having to explain terms or stresses that our Cis/Het friends and colleagues.
Whether it is a late diagnosis and support for yourself, or a child that has ADHD, whatever the reason for reaching out I am a therapist with lived ADHD experience.
This could be a constant incessant worry that won't go away, a panic, fear or a feeling that happens out of nowhere when you are in the supermarket or due to meet with friends. physical sensations such as nausea, a tightness in the chest, a difficulty in breathing.
(an umbrella term for illness such as Schizophrenia or Bipolar) - Episodes of seeing or hearing things that others state are not there or an extreme change in mood with feelings of grandiose or impulsivity followed by days, weeks or months of being unable to get out of bed.
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER
(not about how you meticulously arrange your shampoo bottles).
This is concerning intrusive thoughts and routine behaviours that, if they aren't carried out properly, bad things will happen
POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
A mental health condition caused by a traumatic experience. Symptoms include flashbacks, feeling anxious, nightmares and difficulty sleeping.
(trauma is the word that is used in therapy to describe a negative and painful experience) Childhood trauma may involve neglect, abandonment, sexual abuse and physical abuse.