“You can’t go back and change the beginning,
but you can start where you are
and change the ending”.
I believe that all of us have the wisdom and resources to be more of who we want to be, but often our life experiences get in the way of knowing who we are and what we really want from life. I offer a warm, caring, non-judgemental space where listening, hearing your story, and providing a place of reflection, will be at the core of our work together. In a co-creative way, we will find a space where you feel safe, respected, and heard – a space where awareness, understanding, and compassion can grow, and change will begin to feel possible.
My main working style is from a ‘Relational’ and integrative perspective, working alongside and with you through whatever brings you to therapy/counselling. I find relational Transactional Analysis to be a useful starting point where “I’m OK you’re OK” is a key principle that will underpin our work together, building trust and safety. In trauma work, I also offer ‘Brainspotting’.
I have life experiences that include working as a lawyer (mostly in family law), teaching and mentoring adolescents, and being an adoptive parent. My journey into therapy began through wanting to know myself at a deeper level and I loved how personal therapy opened doors to new ways of being and understanding. I began training in psychotherapy and after 5 years of study, practice, and volunteering at a local Hospice and with MIND, I gained the UKATA Diploma in Transactional Analysis. My time working with grief, bereavement, and loss has shown me the importance of therapy in providing a space to work through our emotions and have the space and support to feel our pain and our loss. I volunteer at MIND deepening my experience of working with anxiety, depression, and trauma.
I have also taken an ACTO approved course for working online professionally and safely.
I work with adults and adolescents and some couples work.