I have been working full-time as a psychotherapist since 2002 and have over 15,000 clinical hours of experience. Trained in a number of different types of therapy, I offer a huge depth of experience, formerly as a Senior Psychotherapist with a community mental health team (CMHT) within the NHS and now as a psychotherapist in private practice. Additionally, as I have an unusual dual accreditation in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy, I am uniquely placed to offer a flexible and powerful approach to psychotherapy. I now also incorporate EMDR, Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) and Schema Therapy into my work.
I use an integrative approach to psychotherapy based on my training in a number of different models. This approach is underpinned by a psychoanalytic understanding of human development, motivation and behaviour. Although research has overwhelmingly proven that past attachments styles shape our identity, the type of therapy I offer concentrates on what is happening for the client now in their lives and/or how they react in the therapy itself, with a view to altering, mostly in small subtle ways, aspects of who they are. Some of the issues I currently work with include:
• lack of a secure identity & search for meaning in life
• emotional numbness & feelings of emptiness
• Obsessional thinking
• relationship difficulties
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