“We are all work in progress”: I advocate the use of psychotherapy as an ‘ordinary’ investment in ourselves and our emotional wellbeing.
I practice Relational psychotherapy in Baker Street, City and Ruislip. I adapt my approach to suit each individual, ensuring that the therapeutic relationship is at the heart of everything. Clients gain a huge sense of relief from sharing what they have previously been trying to deal with on their own. As your therapist together we can explore and examine the past in the present, which can welcome rather than fear the future.
So why me? I like people and I am genuinely curious about how people work, and why they think and do the things they do. I strive to support people be the best version of themselves. When you are caught up in a difficult or a challenging crisis it can be hard to see things objectively and make significant decisions. My role is to offer you support, insight and the tools you may need to make sense of your situation.
People seek therapy when avenues for understanding themselves or moving forward come to a standstill. They make contact with me if they experience anxiety; loss, depression, bereavement, gender dysphoria, addictions. They may have lost touch with themselves; or have difficulty in relationships; or bruised from life events. You are here if you are feeling pain, confusion, anger, shame, sadness or fear. As your therapist I will take the time to listen closely and together we can find entry points, so that thoughts and feelings can surface safely and be acknowledged, along with angers being heard, disappointments being felt and anxieties unpicked.
I have worked with a variety of individuals and presenting problems and can support individuals to address the problem that is brought into the room. I will invite you to get to know more about your existing emotions and support you to talk about your feelings and what to do with them.
As a relational psychotherapist I support individuals to decrease stress, set appropriate goals, and make better choices.
If you are suffering from emotional distress or mental health issues contact me. You may want to take some time to review the past in order to make more satisfying choices in the present. Maybe you are struggling with confidence and a sense of self behind the roles and often necessary masks at work or in family life.
I follow the Transactional Analysis philosophy which works on the basis that:
• People are born OK
• People having emotional, relational or other difficulties are nonetheless full, intelligent human beings
• We are responsible for our own experience
• Human behaviour is predictable
• All emotional problems are curable given adequate knowledge and the proper approach
• Change is possible
• People know what they need