Psychotherapy is a method which is helpful to allow us to look carefully at the symptoms and experiences in your childhood as well as current situations and relationships. Together we will uncover and interpret the roots of difficulties you are experiencing. We will gently but deeply explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviour and begin the process of untangling them. The benefits of this work together will be the possibility of understanding and piecing together the puzzles in your life which may have prevented you from living a present and connected life. Long term therapy can sometimes feel difficult as it may be a painful process at certain times. The more I begin to understand you and your circumstances the more constructive I will be able to be. At all times during the therapy I will try to see the world through your eyes and from your perspective. The benefits can offer a substantial improvement in general wellbeing and allows you to move forward with your life.
Counselling is usually shorter term therapy and focuses on problem solving and moving forward. Counselling provides the space and time to think, feel and talk things through. This process of exploring who we are and reflecting on how we really feel may provide a greater understanding of what we want from life. The aim is to provide you with an opportunity to work towards personal growth and to live in a more satisfying and resourceful way.
It is my role is to remain impartial and to listen and respond appropriately. I will help you to look at what things are not working for you in your life. We can work out together what can be changed, the benefits this might bring and realistic ways of achieving the changes.
At all times I try to see the world through your eyes and from your perspective; the more I understand you and your circumstances, the more constructive I can be. But you are in charge: I believe that you have the right to make your own decisions and all that takes place between us is treated with respect and discretion.
Training – I can help your organisation running training courses in various subjects, such as Stress Management, Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Listening Skills.
I can also offer training on setting up and training individuals in a Peer Listening capacity. I can also advise or offer subsequent clinical support to individuals who are involved in running this kind of service.
Supervision - My experience in clinical supervision spans over fifteen years both in corporate and educational settings.
I offer individual and group supervision and have a particular interest in working with all allied professionals employed within an NHS setting. I also bring a good knowledge of child protection and safeguarding issues relevant to working with children and young people. I understand the challenges of working within an educational setting.
My approach to supervision is focused on offering a safe space and environment for related professionals to review and reflect on client work. My aim is to support you whilst you develop your practice and address any ethical issues.
I also welcome working with trainee counsellors and psychotherapists.
I hold a Certificate in Clinical Supervision which is approved by the British Psychological Society.
I can offer counselling, pyscotherapy, training and supervision in Brighton and Hove and Harley Street, London