Come and talk with me; I'm a psychotherapist and counsellor
If you feel you have problems with living, your relationships or your work, let's see what you can do about it
If you know already that you want to see me, my contact details are here
As you read this, it may not be so clear what you need or want. To help you make up your mind, I am always happy to be very open-ended in the beginning, ranging from only one meeting to just a few. We can also interact electronically, using audio or video.
I specialise in
- anxiety and fear
- relationship issues
- gender- and sexuality-related issues in the widest sense
- trauma (PTSD), dissociation, issues around violence and "crime"
- somatic (bodily) symptoms or patterns, involving body, mind or bodymind; unclear illnesses: on the psychological, not the medical side
I adapt my way of working to your needs. I have trained in a range of methods, from behavioural and CBT to body-oriented, emotion-focused and psychoanalytically oriented. I work in a relational and attachment-based way.
Some people come to find someone who listens to them with a completely open mind; for some a life planning meeting might be appropriate; for others goal setting and prioritisation. I always try to provide clarity, a plan, and options.
Psychotherapy aims at improving your well-being through person-to-person contact, connection and conversation.
You may well be anxious about starting psychotherapy or counselling, or about coming to see me and talking about "things" for the first time.
There are some issues to consider at the start of psychotherapy.
What kind of therapy or counselling? How long will it last?
What will the therapy be focusing on? I believe that therapy is often more effective when there are agreed goals.
How do you find a therapist who suits you?
I will help you consider the different options and, if it doesn't seem the best choice to work with me, do my best to help you with some referrals, if you want to.