People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Mostly, the people I see for therapy have been struggling with low mood, anxiety, low self-esteem or low confidence for some time. I also work a great deal with people who find themselves in psychological distress following a difficult or traumatic life event.
I work predominantly using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and third-wave CBT approaches such as Mindfulness and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT). This way of working can often be very useful for people with a range of difficulties. However, I am trained in various therapy models and can integrate different approaches depending on your needs.
Making the decision to speak to a psychologist can be a big step, and in some cases it can take someone months or years to feel able to reach out for support. I recognise that therapy can be an unfamiliar and often anxiety provoking experience and therefore my priority is to offer a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space to talk.