The ancient edict ‘know thyself’ is famously inscribed on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi and yet it is surprisingly hard to accomplish. Psychotherapy aims to alleviate suffering and explore new ways of living through self-knowledge. Working in a closely relational way I aim to accompany my clients on a journey of self-discovery that starts with understanding how past experiences may inform present attitudes, behaviour and relationships.
We all encounter difficulties at certain points in our lives: problems with relationships, feelings of anxiety or depression, addiction, bereavement, trauma or feelings of anger, grief or panic. At the heart of my approach is the recognition that our complex and often unconscious emotional life is a fundamental part of being human. Sometimes we don’t understand the beliefs and fears that shape our worldview as they have become ingrained and automatic. We can find ourselves repeating destructive behaviours, stuck in unhappy relationships or restricting our emotional, creative and professional development. In my experience change can happen through fostering curiosity, in-depth conversation and reflection.
Please feel free to call me if you have any questions prior to arranging an initial consultation.
During your first therapy session, I will conduct an assessment in order to explore your presenting issues. This will give you a feel for how I work and offers an opportunity to clarify any questions you may have. Ongoing sessions are 50 minutes long and are conducted on a weekly basis for as long as is helpful.
I work weekdays, with some evening availability. I offer both short and long-term therapy, either in-person or online.