Integrative Psychotherapy,Coaching & Supervision
Coach, Supervisor & Accredited Psychotherapist
As my practice has evolved, I have learnt how my style of therapy can best help clients. At the end of the day, I have to accept that I don't just sit and listen. My primary aim is to be attuned to clients (sitting and listening obviously plays a huge part in this) and I have also found that it can be beneficial to teach about my understanding of, for example, how the brain works or the link between body and mind. Apart from paying attention to what you bring to therapy, I may also talk about recent research, use props or encourage movement to enable you to learn more about yourself and ultimately gain attunement for yourself.
I’m very excited about how the therapy I offer can help you. Any books I read about my profession are full of notes in the margins and underlinings, which goes against an old belief that no book should be marked but, for me, indicates my passion for, and continued learning in, the subject. Saying this, apart from attending continual professional development events and ensuring I have adequate peer support and supervision, the majority of my learning comes from spending time with clients. Each experience is unique so there is no prescriptive answer to your issues.
Over the years I have learnt to integrate the various therapies I have studied and practiced and these are adapted to your individual needs. The latest addition to my repertoire is mindfulness; having completed the beginnings of learning how to practice this for myself, my aim now is to pass the value of this learning on to clients if you are open to it.
My main ethos is that you don't come to therapy to 'be fixed'. We work together for your personal development to enable you to have choice about how you would like to live your life.