INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND COUPLE COUNSELLOR
I am an integrative psychosynthesis psychotherapist and a qualified couple counsellor, working with individuals and couples in both time limited counselling and long term psychotherapy. My therapeutic approach draws on systemic, humanistic, developmental and archetypal psychologies. This means that as well as offering practical support, I help clients explore what role in their life the problem they are bringing may be playing.
I am registered with UKCP, the main psychotherapy professional association.
I have a private practice and joined Equilibrium in 2003. I am experienced in working with a wide variety of life issues. These include anxiety, stress, loss and bereavement, depression, low self esteem, addictive behaviours, relationship breakdown, sexual concerns and many more. I help people whose usual strategies for coping are not working anymore and who feel drained of energy, isolated and confused.
I also have experience of working with more subtle feelings that are difficult to define but seem to call for self reflection when, for example, we experience a loss of meaning in life, low motivation for life or a yearning for greater fulfilment in our daily tasks and our interpersonal relationships.
When working with couples I help them explore destructive behaviours that can feel overwhelming and painful. It may be that an end to a particular way of relating is indicated, or it may be that the relationship itself is no longer serving the individuals within it. My aim is to support the couple in understanding the dynamics beneath these patterns and restore them to a more natural rhythm where feelings of a deeper and richer connection between the couple are potentially co-created.
I practice holistically, which means that I work with the whole person – the body, feelings, behaviour patterns and the transpersonal, as well as the wider cultural context within which the person and/or couple perceives their difficulties.
As we explore the experiences that have influenced your life and how these might be impacting on your current circumstances, we may discover that it’s not necessarily the symptoms that have brought you to counselling that need treatment, but the message in their meaning that brings about healing.
(gained at Re•vision Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis)
Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling (BACP)
Diploma in Contextual Couple Counselling
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