As a relational-integrative psychotherapist, Esther believes that a strong relationship between the client and therapist is at the heart of the counselling process. Starting counselling can feel daunting so a safe, non-judgemental space in which you can feel secure, supported and understood will help you to explore and process the difficulties that you are experiencing.
Esther adapts her empathic approach to your needs, applying techniques and understanding from three psychotherapy models. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques can be used to identify and challenge unhelpful patterns of behavior, such as when obsessive compulsive behaviors, anxiety, or panic attack disrupts your normal daily life. It may be that your current difficulties result from earlier experiences and relationships in childhood.
Perhaps you find yourself in one difficult relationship after another, or perhaps you find yourself unable to establish lasting relationships with others. Esther will gently help you to explore your past without judgement, and to consider how it may relate to the issues that have brought you to counselling. Through humanistic values you are encouraged to discover your potential. You are the expert of your world. Through the unique counselling process, you will work together with Esther to help you to find the answers within yourself.
Esther has worked in a wide variety of counselling settings and has a broad base of experience.
This includes working together with those experiencing anxiety, panic disorder, stress, bereavement, relationship issues, abusive relationships , PTSD, and most recently at Priory with those struggling with behavioral addiction such as gambling, gaming or pornography, as well as substance and alcohol addiction.
- Adjustment Disorder
- Alcohol Rehabilitation
- Amphetamine Addiction
- Cannabis Addiction
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Cocaine Addiction
- Drug Rehabilitation
- Ecstasy / MDMA Addiction
- Exercise Addiction
- Food Addiction
- Gambling Addiction
- Gaming Addiction
- Heroin Addiction
- Internet Addiction
- Ketamine Addiction
- Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Porn Addiction
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment
- Self Harm
- Shopping Addiction
- Sleep Disorders (Insomnia)
- Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD)
- Spice Addiction
- Stimulant Addiction
- Work Addiction
- BSc (hons) degree in Psychology
- Graduate member of The British Psychological Society (MBPsS)
- MA (merit) in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)