Life can be difficult and we all struggle at times.We may find ourselves in a crisis or reflecting on something painful where a situation has shaped us and left its mark. We may be worried or confused and have an enduring unease, which has left us feeling stuck and not living as fully as we once hoped we could. We may have difficulty finding and allowing our feelings or we may be overwhelmed and unable to navigate our way through. These are all understandable human experiences in a complex and ever changing world
I offer both short and long term counselling and therapy. Time limited can be very effective for a clearly defined problem. This might be what you choose and need. Longer in depth therapy may be better if your difficulty has been more enduring and life limiting.
What ever you bring, I understand this time as an opportunity for giving attention and care to you and your life. I see therapy as offering a unique relationship, an opportunity to experience yourself without judgement, gain new perspectives, offer hope, new potential, self awareness and understanding.
I have been practicing for 20 years, originally training from a Psychodynamic perspective. The understanding behind this is that our past relationships and experiences inform and influence our current understanding of ourself, relationships and experiences both consciously and unconsciously. Bringing these to light gives an opportunity to be with, feel and think about our life in more detail and depth and also differently.
I practice relationally and flexibly and strive to meet you where you are.I work with adults and have worked with a large range of difficulties and a wide range of people. I have particular interest in working with losses of all kinds, childhood attachment and trauma, addictions, relationship difficulties, anxiety and depression, low self esteem and work related issues. I have personal interest in unconventional lifestyles, belonging, blended family groupings, marginalised and LGBTQ identities.
I have worked in generic therapeutic services such as GP Practices and Counselling and Therapy clinics, as well as specialist therapy services concerned with addictions, domestic abuse and childhood abuse services. I was the Clinical Manager at Brighton Women’s Centre for 10 years offering therapeutic support to women with multiple disadvantages, experiencing trauma from complex life histories.
BA, PG Dip Counselling MBACP Registered
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 07557401744