My Approach

At the heart of my approach is thinking about how you make sense of the world, how you relate to your feelings, sense of self, and to others.  By understanding these complex relationships and how they developed we can think about how they are helpful or may contribute to your distress, keeping you stuck. 

My trainings within multiple therapeutic models  allows us to think together about what may be the most helpful for you to move forward in a meaningful direction.  This means our therapy will be tailored to yourself, history and goals for therapy.  This means we may spend time thinking about your earlier experiences and how they relate to the present, or take a more skills-based approach.  I have experience of offering both time-limited (6 to 24 sessions) and open-ended work. 

I draw on the following therapies to inform my practice:

  • psychodynamic and attachment theory

  • third-wave cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)

    • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

    • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • EMDR Therapy

  • couples and relationship therapy

  • humanistic approaches to therapy

I am committed to social justice and try hard to create an open space where all identities  can be discussed, such as race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual practices, ability, religion and age.