I am an integrative psychotherapist with a particular interest in relational psychoanalysis. This means that I work looking at a person's experiences of the past and of childhood and how these impact upon their present relationships.
This can illuminate patterns of behaviour or psychological difficulties which may have formed over time that contribute to finding things hard going, anxiety provoking or bleak. I have a background working in the criminal justice system but I retrained to become a psychotherapist when I found myself increasingly interested in the therapeutic elements of my work and as I gained experience proving that the crucible for change lies within the therapeutic relationship.
Finding a counsellor or psychotherapist can be confusing. It may be helpful to know that clients in the Teddington, Hampton , Twickenham, Richmond, Wandsworth, Wimbledon and Kingston areas come to me for counselling and psychotherapy because they are experiencing:
- Couples Counselling
- Relationship problems
- Lack of confidence and low self esteem
- Problems with anger
- Abuse (past and/or present)
- Life threatening illness
- Loss of meaning to life
- Issues with fertility, conception or miscarriage
- Concerns around parenting
- Difficulty coming to terms with significant events.