Making a decision to enter psychotherapy is a step of courage towards investing in yourself, your relationships and the direction in which your life is heading. Psychotherapy has the potential to allow you to develop clearer and more honest ways of seeing yourself. It may also afford you a more specious way of being yourself and the process may encourage you to relate to yourself and others in a more compassionate, respectful and authentic manner.
Difficulties that bring people into therapy and in which I am interested include:
· Loss and complicated bereavement
· Bipolar Mood Disorder
· Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
· Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ ADD)
I believe that we have our existence in and through relationships and that our early childhood experiences and primary attachment figures create templates according to which we develop a relationship to ourselves, others and the world.
In therapy I work primarily with the above and focus on unhelpful core beliefs and relational patterns. I use an integrative model, drawing on Psychodynamic and in particular Attachment Theory.
Mindfulness-based practices such as present moment awareness and TRE (Tension/ Trauma Release Exercises) may be incorporated as indicated.
Adolescents & Children
I enjoy working with adolescents and younger children. I work closely with the wider family and school system and adopt an integrative and holistic approach. The following are areas of further interest:
· Parent-child relational problems
· Adjustment difficulties