As a qualified and accredited Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist with an Interpersonal approach, I focus on building a therapeutic relationship with the people I work with and flexibly tailor my interventions to each individual with respect to their unique character and needs.
My focus is on the interpersonal aspects of human experience, with an understanding of the importance of relationships for a healthy and fulfilling life; this includes your relationship with others and with yourself, and thus I believe a balanced focus on your internal and external experience is key.
I can help you to learn more helpful and skilful ways to manage your emotions and to understand your behaviour and the behaviour of others, in order to adapt and develop more confidence and competence in dealing with challenging emotions and difficult situations.
I use creative techniques where this feels right and will collaborate with you to adapt my approach throughout our work. I value feedback and encourage personal autonomy and empowerment in the relationships I build.
I work inclusively with adolescents and adults from all walks of life and am passionate about helping people to move towards greater well-being and more fulfilling and connected lives.
Qualifications and Experience
I am fully accredited with the BACP and have helped people with depression, anxiety, grief, anger, self-esteem, and various other issues. I have undertaken training in multiple modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as trauma-informed approaches. I also have specialist training in working with young people (children / teenagers) and have trained with the NHS as an accredited practitioner of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A). I have also completed training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and integrate these tools into my practice whilst being equipped to help those with emotional regulation and personality disorders.
I am currently undertaking training in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) and am able to offer this to people who come to me for support. This is an evidence-based and extremely effective tool to help people who are stuck in patterns from the past, often pertaining to trauma, complex trauma and negative core beliefs. To find out more about this innovative therapeutic intervention, please follow his link: What is EMDR? | Types of therapy (bacp.co.uk).
Approaches I integrate include:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Psychodynamic Therapy (attachment-focussed)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing)