As a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist, I work holistically, with body and mind, to support your personal growth. We will explore your personal history and environments that have brought you into therapy whilst working towards the changes you are seeking.
Many clients comment that my style is not what was 'expected' or had experienced previously. That it is relaxed, conversational and includes the knowledge and skills based on many years of practical experience of working in mental health services.
My practice is informed by childhood development theory, trauma theory and theories relating to how our bodies, specifically our nervous systems respond to what is perceived or real threats. Our bodies, including our brains, are fine-tuned to be in balance (homeostasis) and when we are out of balance this can manifest itself in many ways, both psychological and physical. My work with you will be to support your return to 'balance' in your life. Whilst I will work with you psychotherapeutically, all my training will be held in mind, to work with you in a holistic way.
I am particularly interested in 'intergenerational' trauma or trauma that is passed on through previous generations. This comes into our lives in very unconscious ways and is often a factor in both individual and couple work. Sometimes, understanding intergenerational trauma and influences can help us heal what may have been fractured relationships with our families, including parents and children.
I like to think of my work with you as supporting a happier and more fulfilling life, not only for you but those around you.