Therapy is a unique relationship that enables a process of looking at the power of your past on the emotions of today. I practice psychodynamic therapy which is a reflective therapy that is based on the idea that many adult patterns of behaviour are related to negative early childhood experiences. These experiences cause patterns of distorted thinking and beliefs that may have been understandable in childhood, but do not work in adult life. The goal of therapy is to explore these distortions, understand how they arose, and find effective ways to overcome their influence on your thinking and behaviour through reflective dialogue.
In therapy, I believe the difficulties you are experiencing are because deep down you already know that you have something that is struggling to emerge and I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your personal and specific needs considering what you want and don't want to achieve from therapy. In therapy, the work comes from you and I believe what you put into therapy is in proportion to what you will get out of therapy. I believe 100% that what you most need will be found where you least want to look. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling, meaningful and happier life and to have the will to want a better relationship with yourself and others. I am here to support and empower you throughout your journey.
I help to mobilise your growth by providing a confidential environment for you to feel listened to, validated and supported. My therapy style is compassionate and tailored to your individual needs through focusing on your feelings and hearing the words you use to describe yourself and your life. I work from two very established and grounded approaches which are a combination of psychodynamic (so we will be considering your formative years) with creative elements of psychosynthesis which includes a transpersonal and spiritual nature to our work that helps to facilitate your personal growth and psychological development through the use of symbolic detail, work with sub-personalities and there may be some dream work and guided visualisation exercises if appropriate. It is a soulful, creative and sometimes educational approach that is effective in helping you to respond rather than react, understand emotional boundaries - so you don't have to own the issues of other people, helping you to understand yourself on a deeper level and helping you to find meaning in your life.
You can read about the specific issues I can help with and how I work in therapy to see if you would like to work with me. You can read more about the beauty and value of psychosynthesis and learn how interesting the importance of symbolism is in our therapy. To see my professional experience and qualifications please click here.
“The most intense conflicts, if overcome. Leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results".
― Carl Jung