Counselling and Psychotherapy

 

Within a safe and confidential space that therapy provides, together we can explore your difficulties and help you get a deeper understanding of your inner self.

 

Therapy can help people explore their concerns and choose what is right for them; it can often enable people to look at their situation from a different perspective. Therapy is also a journey of self-discovery:  to get a deeper insight into one's own emotions and become aware of unconscious feelings and patterns of behaviour. Everyone has their own journey, and therapy can be a way of guiding and supporting oneself through that journey.

 

I believe that it is not always what life throws at us, but rather how we construe its meaning – our own interpretation of events. In my approach I concentrate on both the past and the present: on how our past and unconscious feelings influence our current thinking and behaviour. I believe in the uniqueness of every individual, with their own life experiences that shaped them into the person they are. I also believe in the importance of creating a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship where you can feel safe to share and explore whatever is worrying you.

 

 

 

 

“It’s not what you look at that matters; it’s what you see.”

(Henry  David Thoreau)

 

 

 

“People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves

discovered than by those which have come into the minds of others.” 

                                                                                  (Blaise Pascal, Pensees)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I work integratively, which means I tailor my approach depending on your individual needs. My main school of thought is psychodynamic (looking at how our early experiences and unconscious thoughts influence our current emotions and behaviour), I also incorporate humanistic and existential approaches into my style of working. However, I don’t believe in applying theories in a rigid way to explain emotions or behaviour. Rather, I prefer to focus on your individual history and unique ways of thinking and relating, to help you reach a deeper understanding of yourself. 

I work with individuals and can offer both short-term and long-term therapy.

 

 

 

 

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