I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with experience in clinical and private settings. I practice psychodynamic psychotherapy which means that I am trying, alongside you, to find the underlying cause for your distress. We do this by discussing your experiences, feelings, recurrent dreams and memories.
There might be many reasons for feeling anxious or depressed. In my experience this often happens when we feel it is impossible to be our true selves in our relationships, families, or in the society in general. Other people might seem judgemental, distant or even cruel and the feeling of loneliness can be excruciating. In such cases it is important to reach out and find someone you can talk to instead of bottling everything up.
Sometimes new experiences in life affect us in certain ways because of previous traumas. People are often surprised that there is a connection between the way we feel now and our past, but the ways our first love objects have met our needs can have a profound impact on our mental health, self-esteem, and ability to pursue our desires in the present. Lack of understanding or conflicts with parents or siblings can affect your very sense of self and how you are in the world. You can't change your past but it is important to explore these so they don't determine your future.
My expertise is in interpersonal relationships and I use a combination of psychodynamic, attachment-based and Jungian approaches to help individuals think about their relationships. Relationships can be where we feel the most creative and alive but they can also leave us vulnerable to betrayal, abandonment, abuse, unhealthy dependancy, feelings of impotence and despair. My aim is to open a safe space where fears, doubts and anxieties around intimacy can be understood and worked through.
I also work with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, loss and bereavement. No matter if you have lost a loved one, ended a relationship, moved to another country or you are full of regrets for a life not lived, we can look into this together and start a journey of understanding and recovery.
To arrange an initial consultation, please email [email protected] and I will be in touch with you.