As a clinical psychologist, I will try to help you make sense of your difficulties and, where appropriate, offer therapy aimed at meeting your particular needs. I offer a number of models of therapy to help you resolve problems and establish new pathways for healthy living. I work in a collaborative way, which means that you, the client, will be in the driving seat while I will help you navigate through life's challenges.
Originally trained in cognitive behaviour therapy, I also offer additional models including compassion focused therapy, mindfulness, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) emotionally focused couple therapy and solution focused therapy.
As a systemic therapist, I am interested in the way you are influenced by your relationships. The aim of systemic therapy is to place your symptom within the context of your present and past relationships with family members and/or partner. You are welcome to bring anyone with you to your sessions. This will help you to attach new meanings to the problem and to develop new ways of relating. It is hoped that if you change your way of communicating your symptoms will change.
Emotionally focused couple therapy aims to explore patterns in relationships that cause distress. It is particularly helpful for clients who experience anger, fear, insecurity, loss of trust, and betrayal. The purpose of emotionally focused therapy is to help clients express their emotions in a way that helps them connect to their partner, ask for what they need and become more responsive in their communications.