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Man was made for Joy & Woe 

And when this we rightly know 

Thro the World we safely go 

Joy & Woe are woven fine 

A Clothing for the soul divine 

Under every grief & pine

Runs a joy with silken twine
 

 

William Blake

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Welcome 

 

I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist in private practice, and I specialize in helping people with anxiety related conditions.

I approach the practice of psychotherapy with the view that healing happens, not by analysing or medicating away our suffering, but by cultivating curiosity and appreciation for the wisdom contained within the felt experience of that suffering.

 

In this way, I see symptoms as guideposts pointing to what needs attention, to the places within us that are not yet whole. This is a subtle but essential distinction to make, and one that can radically alter our relationship to self and world in very positive ways. 

 

Should you decide to work with me, my primary focus will be on providing you with a warm and non-judgemental space to share your story. It is often through this act of sharing that we can finally begin to piece together the disparate parts of our lives. 

 

Maybe you are going through a difficult life transition or have recently experienced a loss of some kind.

You may feel despair and have occasional suicidal thoughts or be finding it increasingly difficult to motivate yourself in the normal way. Therapy may help you to overcome these kinds of challenges.

 

I have worked with people who have sought counselling or therapy for the following reasons:

  • diagnosed conditions such as depression and obsessive disorders, Asperger's syndrome, bipolar disorder, and acute social anxiety.

  • confusion around sexuality and sexual dysfunction

  • challenging life transitions (illness, career change, divorce and cultural acclimation)

  • addictions, such as alcoholism, marijuana abuse and sexual compulsivity

  • looking for direction and meaning in life

  • seeking to know yourself more deeply

  • suicidal ideation and attempts

  • worry, stress and negativity

  • relationship and family problems, including domestic abuse

  • chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia

  • post natal depression

 

My work is greatly informed by practical mindfulness techniques and their philosophical underpinnings, both of which I have found to be essential for everyday well-being and, crucially, for important realizations about the nature of mind and the process of experience.

You can read more about this here.