Face to face or online, the essential foundation of my practice is that you feel understood and accepted. This is the only basis on which change can happen: that you feel understood and accepted right where you are, right now. It is only by learning to accept where you are right now, that you can move to where you want to be.
My experience over many years has shown that individuals can overcome the personal challenges facing them, even when it seems very difficult to do so. But sometimes you need a therapist, outside your situation, to help you do so.My intention is to help you understand the challenges that you are facing, and to help you navigate and overcome them, so that you can live the life you want to live, and be the person you want to be.
The key to overcoming challenges and/or resolving painful issues is developing emotional wellbeing and resilience. The first step to doing so is self understanding – coming to know and trust yourself and how you work – and self acceptance. This opens up your choices and your sense of what’s possible for you and your life.
A key to greater self-understanding and acceptance and an essential aspect of therapy is self reflection. Increased awareness through self-reflection is the first step to any change. This means observing and getting to know your own thoughts, feelings, behaviours. This includes your recurring patterns, self-talk, beliefs and ways of being in the world that do and don’t work for you.