To be alive at all is to have scars.
Prior to my career as a therapist I worked as a lawyer. I worked predominately in International relations and foreign policy. I have an understanding and awareness of the difficulty of maintaining a work life balance in today’s driven society and managing academic pressures.
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I have experience of dealing with people from a broad range of backgrounds on a wide variety of issues and difficulties. I provide regular long-term psychotherapy and counselling, and short-term therapy and mindfulness in a safe and non judgmental setting.
I work from a psychodynamic perspective, based on the principle that problems and distress in the present may be related to early experiences. Whether your problems are identifiable, or confusing, counselling can help you deal with emotions that are difficult to understand, giving you fresh insight into your life and work in order to find the best way forward.
Thinking about how one breathes, you find you hardly breathe; thinking and ruminating on the act of urination, you find you can not urinate. Thought, you later reflect, can crucify a person.
Each therapy is tailored to the individual and it is ultimately a very co-creative process. If we agree to work together, we may then consider for how long – it may be just a few sessions or on an open-ended basis. It is helpful to work out a time-frame from the outset, which we can review as the work unfolds.
You are free to end therapy whenever you choose, although it is beneficial to discuss the ending and plan for it during the course of the sessions.
The following short video from The School of Life helpfully explains what psychotherapy is and why you might seek help.
Therapy is a collaborative process; I provide a safe and confidential space to explore and talk openly without discrimination or judgement. Taking the first steps can be difficult, but an initial consultation can help you address any concerns you may have.
Eating disorders are a relatively common psychological illness but are not always well diagnosed. They describe illnesses characterised by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape. Eating disturbances may include inadequate or excessive food intake, ultimately damaging an individual’s well-being by both physiological damage to health and psychological illness. There are also the more hidden negative social, employment and lifestyle effects associated with eating disorders.