What to Expect at Your Visit

What to Expect & My Approach

Psychotherapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. Your 50-minute session will take place on a weekly basis and the work might involve:

  • Talking about emotional or relationship problems

  • Analysing past events and behaviours so that changes can be made

  • Assessing ways of thinking and feeling

  • Developing new strategies for coping

 

All of these elements can promote behavioural transformation over time. 

 

I am experienced in both long-term and short-term work in various settings: NHS, charitable organisations, TFL and private practice. I have worked at length with issues of trauma as well as LGBTQ+ and BAME communities. I specialise in Integrative Psychotherapy (drawing on all schools of psychology), meaning that therapy can be tailored to suit clients' personality and needs.

I lean on Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Existential schools of thought and my approach is informed by modern evidence-based research that incorporates a holistic understanding of the body-mind connection. I understand that the therapist-client relationship is key to successful therapy, and must always contain the four key elements of comfort, clarification, encouragement and solidarity.

 

I am committed to creating a space for you that is accepting, where you feel safe enough to tell your story. I believe that it is precisely this acceptance that facilitates my clients in addressing their problems and urges them towards self-growth and emotional well-being.

My aim is to help you to feel empowered and secure in your relationships with yourself and others, to experience inner healing and to thrive in life. 

Specialisms

Relationships & Attachments

Having previously worked with children, I have a keen interest in developmental psychology, especially with regards to attachment-related issues. I understand that even the earliest feeling-states can lead to long-lasting, devastating effects in adult life. These can include approaching relationships in an unhealthy manner or seeking damaging behaviours or coping strategies. 

 

Trauma

I am committed to helping people who have experienced either shock trauma or relational trauma as I understand how injuring these effects can be at a biological, psychological, and social level. To resolve trauma imprints (not just improve symptoms), treatment must incorporate somatic experiencing, to help the body-mind effectively process and restore balance. 

 

Cultural Identity 

I take a systemic approach regarding racial/cultural identity issues; these can only be understood within the context of dominant cultural systems that have historically shaped society and Western worldview. I have dedicated research to issues surrounding race and culture, specific to second-generation children from immigrant families and the impact of intergenerational trauma. This research addressed the disturbing and destabilising effects that being perceived as ‘different’ or ‘other’ can have on a person, especially throughout childhood. I understand that culture-clashes and cross-cultural differences can become inherently traumatic through marginalisation and oppression, which impact the individual's sense of self and safety in the world. 

 

Qualifications

AdvDip Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy – Regent’s School of Psychotherapy & Psychology (Accredited by UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)) 

 

MA Master of Arts (Award with Distinction) in Psychotherapy & Counselling – Regent’s School of Psychotherapy & Psychology

 

Intensive Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling – Regent’s School of Psychotherapy & Psychology

Boas Professional Coaching Certification – Boas Partners Ltd (Accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF))

Certified Practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming (Classic Code) – NLP Academy  

Memberships

Accredited Member of UK Council for Psychotherapy

 

Accredited Member of Association of Christian Counsellors

 

Registered Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

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