Therapy is never something that I do to you, it is a collaboration we engage in together. We aim to combine your expertise about your life and experiences with my professional expertise to lead us to finding alternative ways of thinking and feeling that help you achieve your therapy goals. My aim in working together with you is to create a shared understanding of your life story and from this an understanding of where your difficulties may have begun. We will work together to set goals for your therapy experience and we will agree how and when we will review these goals.
I work with an integrative approach to therapy, being trained in several different models of thinking and working. These include cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), psychodynamic therapy, narrative therapy and mindfulness techniques amongst others. We may use one approach only, should this suit you best, or we may combine several approaches to tailor therapy to your particular needs. I will be open and honest about what we can do and also about what I don’t think will help.
During the lengthy and intense process of becoming a Doctor in Clinical Psychology I have been fortunate to work with many people who have sought professional help for a range of problems. I am always enriched by the experiences of people I work with and am privileged to walk their path with them however short a time that may be.
I therefore look forward to our first meeting.