Counselling Psychologist (HCPC accredited)
Chartered Psychologist (BPS registered)
I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings within the NHS, charities and in private practice. I am also excited to be working with The School of Life. Through this experience, I have encountered most types of client distress. My approach to therapy always involves listening carefully, not judging and working collaboratively with clients. I try to create a tailored plan with clients to make progress towards agreed goals. These can relate to more existential matters as much as more concrete difficulties. I encourage clients to develop an honest, transparent relationship with me which allows progress to be reviewed and therapy to be adjusted as necessary. As for the duration of therapy, I am happy to help with short or longer term therapeutic journeys and am increasingly working flexibly including online therapy using Skype.
At times of emotional distress, it can be useful to know a little about the background and training of a therapist. My doctoral training involved several types of therapy including humanistic, cognitive-behavioural (CBT) and psychodynamic. I use these varied perspectives to help understand the way clients’ lives have become ‘stuck’ in one way or another. As clients develop a sense of freedom, they are able to harness their own resources to develop their lives in the direction they choose.
The decision to begin therapy can be confusing so if you are unsure then feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange an initial consultation. I am familiar with a number of different therapeutic options in the south east of England and further field: I will do my best to give you honest, direct advice about where would be a good place to start if it is not with me.