Psychotherapy cannot resolve all your problems or provide answers. However, committing to the process can elicit significant shifts in wellbeing, help you understand your suffering and provide you with an opportunity to process feeling. It can also provide you with a space to reflect, make sense of and understand you, your relationships and what has happened to you in the past and present.
The therapeutic relationship is the fundamental part of how effective sessions are. My approach to psychotherapy is to build a relationship that enables you to express your thoughts and vulnerability. I work relationally which means that I encourage us to reflect on how we are interacting in the therapeutic relationship with one another and how this can shed light on your relationships outside of therapy. I am informed by both existential and relational psychoanalytic perspectives.
An existential perspective can help you understand how you construct meaning, avoid it and why. It can help you confront the choices you either make or don’t make. It can help you become familiar with uncertainty and possibility. In many respects, an existential approach to the work depends on the attitude and intention.
The relational psychoanalytic approach acknowledges how relationships of the past and present impact our identity, relationships and internal world. The therapeutic relationship is considered the pathway to understanding and processing past and present difficulties.
I am an integrative Psychotherapist who has worked in the NHS and private practice.
My training began at Regents University, London. I have completed a number of further trainings in order to enhance my work. I am now lecturing at the Regents School of Psychotherapy and Psychology.