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Last updated: 11 Jun 2020
- Applied Relaxation
- Behavioural Activation (BA)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Transactional Analysis (TA)
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
Have you been feeling anxious or depressed and want to gain some control over your thoughts and behaviours? Find it difficult to feel motivated and to know which direction to take in order to make changes happen? Are Low self-esteem and confidence issues holding you back from reaching your full potential? Do negative or traumatic past experiences effect your emotions, behaviours and decision making? If any or all these things resonate with you, then therapy can give you the tools and self-awareness that you need to start to repair these issues.
With over 10 years of working in Private practice as well as working for the NHS in various settings, I have had the privilege of listening to many clients struggles, have offered my understanding of mental health issues and my skills. I have helped clients to cope and manage, and have empowered clients to make changes. As a result, I have witnessed the positive effects this has had on their lives, and have watched them grow, change and achieve their goals.
As a therapist I am highly trained and skilled in listening without judgment and have the knowledge and understanding of how emotions develop and manifest. I am therefore able to assess clients for specific symptoms and then plan of action following specific therapy approaches that would be appropriate for the individual needs.
The therapeutic approaches I offer include:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:
The key to change is working with negative thoughts that are causing distorted perceptions of one’s self, by modifying thoughts and beliefs. This process may involve looking at the evidence for thoughts and therefore raising awareness of the irrationality of beliefs. This is particularly helpful for providing tools and techniques for managing anxiety, depression and obsessive behaviours.
Solution Focused Therapy;
This approach is based on building solutions rather than problem-solving. This approach involves exploring what it is that you want and identifying ways of achieving them, by building inner confidence and self-belief, which is what you need to make changes happen.
Every individual has the potential for growth when shown a non-judgmental respect, acceptance, empathy and congruence. This process may involve addressing and changing beliefs placed upon us from external influences.
Psychotherapy:Past unresolved feelings or
experiences may be affecting the present. Understanding the past helps to raise awareness, gain a clearer perspective and can lead to change. This process may involve exploring the past and making links to realise the effects on the present.
Transactional Analysis:This approach is about building your self-awareness and acknowledging.We are not always ‘conscious’ and aware of our behaviours and how we are driven by our emotions. I think the term ‘going on autopilot’ explains this well, as this term is about going through the motions and being repetitive with emotions and behaviours which leads to us being stuck. Change therefore comes from learning to be aware of this and acknowledge what emotions and behaviours are appropriate so that we can lead a more balanced and rational life. This approach looks at relationships and how we interact and why we are different with different people and helps us to interact in the healthiest way that makes us happy and feel in control.
Areas of interest
Depression;low self-esteem; low self-worth; anxiety;post-traumatic stress;relationship issues; eating disorders and food addictions; emotional eating; personality disorder; identity issues; sexuality and gender issues; loss;
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Pain management