I am a fully accredited psychotherapist and a mindfulness practitioner. Before training as a psychotherapist, I worked for many years as a specialist nurse in palliative care where I provided emotional support to people dealing with life limiting and terminal illness.
My Psychotherapy Approach
I trained in humanistic and integrative psychotherapy, a hopeful approach to therapy that believes every person has the capacity to grow and to find meaning and fulfillment in their lives. I believe that the quality of connection between a therapist and client is of central importance and it is through this therapeutic relationship that new awareness, growth and change occurs. For the majority of people who come for therapy, problems are resolved and quality of life improves as the therapy process continues.
I aim to provide each person I see with a confidential, secure space to explore themselves and their lives. I want each person to feel respected, accepted and valued for who they are and I am committed to being fully present with each person I see.
As a mindful practitioner, I also offer mindfulness based cognitive therapy and mindfulness based stress reduction as a way of dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and other emotional difficulties.