I am a counselling psychologist with over 10 years’ experience in mental health care. I believe that psychological therapies can help individuals to overcome situational difficulties, as well as problems one may have with relational or emotional experiences. I have extensive experience working with clients with a wide range of issues and am an integrative practitioner, tailoring each individual therapy to the needs of my clients. I draw on a range of therapeutic modalities, such as: psychodynamic, existential, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), humanistic and mindfulness. By working reflectively and flexibly, I proactively update the style of my approach to address the changing concerns that my clients may have.
My therapeutic style focuses on empowerment, building on and improving the existing personal resources clients have. I am a friendly and compassionate therapist who works collaboratively with my clients to help support them in their recovery journey. As a previous service user myself, I offers a non-judgmental understanding of the everyday, and long term, issues clients may face as they work towards overcoming their problems. Strong therapeutic relationship building is aided by my understanding of a clients’ cultural perspectives.