I am an experienced BACP registered psychotherapeutic counsellor, working with personal issues such as relationship problems, depression, anxiety and bereavement. I am an AXA PPP Healthcare registered practitioner.
I see self-awareness as a key factor in gaining psychological health. I offer a non-judgemental space where we will work together, pausing and reflecting to discover and understand more deeply your historical patterns, and how they might be influencing your everyday life.
My approach is flexible, integrating psychodynamic thinking with the humanistic philosophy of transactional analysis. Gaining new perspectives on your difficulties will allow you to begin to express more fully your thoughts and emotions, which may have been suppressed for a long time.
During our first session we will discuss what has brought you into counselling and what your expectations are. I will talk to you about how I work and together we can decide if the relationship is suitable. In my experience the relationship between client and counsellor is key to building an environment of trust for us to be able to explore the difficulties you are experiencing.
Prior to training in counselling and psychotherapy I spent 25 years working in investment banking. I have a particular interest in exploring difficulties in maintaining a healthy work / life balance and how this can impact our relationships.