Whichever reason brought you here, I am interested in helping you to find the help and support that you need.
My effort and focus are to offer you, to the best of my abilities, a space of acceptance, in which you can feel understood and where, with compassion, you can be honest with yourself.
In this space you are encouraged to look at yourself and let your deepest feelings emerge; you set the pace and are in control of what you want to talk about and how much you are comfortable to share in each session.
I aim to create a therapeutic relationship with you to understand as much as possible how you see yourself and your life, what you struggle with and why, how you feel, your triggers and your pattern of behaviour and to provide you a space in which you can feel received and free to be yourself. When appropriate I will offer you support and tools which you can use by yourself to soothe and find your balance when you need to.
Together, at a pace that works for you, we can begin to uncover what is the cause of your suffering.
Person-centred is an approach that lets you get to your own discoveries in your own time and allows you to get in touch with difficult feelings which need to emerge in order for you to get to know the totality of who you are. This can lead to greater freedom and effectiveness in meeting your own needs at a higher level which results in greater self-trust and self-worth; all areas of your life will benefit. I integrate person-centred approach with techniques from art therapy, gestalt therapy, CBT, grounding and focusing techniques
I have supported clients with low-self esteem, anxiety, depression, who were feeling lost and worthless, who were engaging in behaviour that they felt they had no control over (such compulsive shopping and/or eating, obsessions of different kinds, with a lover, with sex, with a part of their body they didn’t like, with comparison) and would bring them away from their own emotions. Therapy has helped them to find a safe space within themselves, to learn how to cope with difficult feelings, how to take their power back, to have healthier relationship with themselves and others. It started with becoming aware, without self-judging.