My passion is working with others to get in touch with their 'true' authentic selves, their inner voice and their sense of meaning and purpose. My therapeutic (and coaching) practice is humanistic, person-centred and I work from a broadly existential (philosophical) perspective. I am primarily concerned with understanding how you are experiencing life in the ‘here and now’ including the problems you are facing, and we begin from this starting point. Therapy is a collaborative and dynamic relationship between two willing people and no two therapies are the same. You are the expert on your life, and my job is to help you make sense of the things you feel, the stories you carry, the obstacles you face.
A Few Things that I believe in:
1. THAT LIFE IS HERE-AND-NOW AND A CURIOUS JOURNEY OF PRESENCE, LEARNING, EXPLORING AND GROWTH.
3. THAT LIFE CAN BE DIFFICULT AND CHALLENGING AND THIS IS A REALITY.
4. THAT MEANING, TRUTH AND SUCCESS LOOKS DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE, AND YOU CREATE IT.
5. THE DEVELOPMENTAL AND HEALING POWER OF NATURE - WE ARE PART OF THE GREATER ECOSYSTEM AND HAVE A NICHE TO BE LIVED.
6. THAT COMMUNITY AND CONNECTION MATTERS. NO PERSON IS AN ISLAND.
What I do:
I HELP CLIENTS UNDERSTAND, MANAGE AND ALLEVIATE THEIR PAIN AND SUFFERING
within their personal and social contexts.
I HELP PEOPLE THINK ABOUT WHAT THEY WANT FROM THEIR LIVES.
recognising that life changes us and slows us down along the way, and that a crisis of confidence, purpose and meaning can bring about deep suffering.
I HELP YOU FIND THE SPACE TO EXPLORE YOUR IDEAS AND HOLD THAT SPACE SAFELY FOR YOU
by providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental emotional space for you to explore your worries, fears and dreams.
I HELP PEOPLE DISCOVER WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE A FULFILLING LIFE
through work that is empowering, challenging and confidence-building. Sometimes this involves change, other times it's simply coming to terms with life as it is, and finding meaning and contentment in what you have.
I HELP YOU SHAKE OFF UNHELPFUL FEAR AND ANXIETY and DISCERN YOUR INTUITIVE VOICE
Exploring purpose and meaning, and making changes can be scary and unsettling. But I have done it, and do it day by day. This is a lifelong process. We won't eradicate natural feelings, but we'll leave behind what we don't need.
I HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THAT LIFE IS A ‘PROCESS OF LIVING’ DAY BY DAY
which means that not all solutions are quick to find or implement, and things change. Through a process of self-enquiry and deepening of self-awareness you will become better attuned to your needs (and those of people around you) and will become better equipped for the life-long journey.