Life can be tangled and confusing.
This can be painful and difficult to deal with alone.
Psychotherapy like counselling is something that we can turn to when we are looking for change. I am able to offer short-term (12 weeks) or longer term work.
People come to psychotherapy or counselling for all kinds of reasons. Some of these include:
- Relationship problems
- Resolving childhood trauma
- Work difficulties
- General stress
- Feeling out of touch with a deeper meaning in our lives
- Feeling angry but not knowing what to do about it
Often, without our awareness, our past intrudes upon our present experience. As children, we learn to adapt to our situations but then the things that we did in response to these early experiences can become ‘who we are’ and our life story becomes written for us, not by us. Self-understanding can free us from the restricting patterns of our past.
As well as being a way to help us heal the pain and difficulty in our lives, psychotherapy aims to help us live our lives more fully, give us more freedom to choose how we relate to others and help us connect with what is true and authentic for us. When we resolve our own issues we have greater choice and flexibility in how we respond to others and engage in life.
I am an experienced UKCP accredited psychotherapist and supervisor. I have an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy – a mindfulness-based appraoch and have also undertaken a number of additional modular trainings to inform my work. I have many years experience of working with the body and bring to my work as a psychotherapist a very inclusive approach; the body is an integral part of exploring what is happening in the here and now. This way of working is particularly helpful when working with trauma.
My work is informed by my experiences of Buddhist-based practices, The Diamond Approach of AH Almaas, Relational Psychotherapy, my commitment to continual professional development and many years of working with clients.
I served as Chair of ACPP, the professional body representing Core Process Psychotherapists from 2016-2019. I am part of a multi-modality professional development group and a member of the Relational School of Psychotherapy. I work as a supervisor for the Domestic Violence charity RISE and for the Therapy Works Psychotherapy Training in Pakistan. All of my work is supervised and I abide by the UKCP Code of Ethics.
My practice is based in Brighton and Hove and I offer daytime and evening appointments.