My Approach to Helping
In my work, I am focused on genuine two persons communication. I believe that a safe space where the clients can recognise their suffering, in the full compassionate presence of the therapist already has a potential for healing. However, to ensure positive change I approach each individual holistically by paying attention to the bodily, cognitive and emotional experiences of the present moment which after a short exploration, often leads the client to new insight or so-called \'aha\' moments where some issues or feelings become clearer, reasonable and manageable. I am also interested in the impact on the well-being of the wider context of each client\'s life including support for diversity such as sexual identity, gender and race.
More Info About My Practice
What to expect from a session?
You can bring to a session whatever comes to your mind. It is common to feel that you do not want to talk about more sensitive issues before building a sense of trust with the Psychotherapist.
You never have to share more than you are comfortable sharing.
After a session, you may feel relief in having a safe and supportive environment to talk openly about your problems.
Other people are noticing differences in you, and they are beginning to react to you in different and more positive ways.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Indicators that Psychotherapy could be good support for you are the
symptoms you notice in your daily life.
~Feeling sad, a lack of motivation or pleasure in life
~ Relationship or marital difficulties, a breakup or divorce
~ Feeling bad about yourself or a sense of worthlessness
~ Having trouble sleeping, nightmares or constant worrying
~ Intrusive thoughts or habits which you can't let go of
~ Sudden outbursts of anger or tears that seem disproportionate to you
~ Not being able to form fulfilling or lasting intimate relationships
~ Insecurities about who you are or what you want, making decisions
~ Feeling like some events from the past keep holding you back
~ Transitions from one major life stage into the next (for example: moving
country, leaving schoolUniversity, becoming a parent or grandparent,
being made redundant or retiring from work)
~ Feeling inhibited, numb, or like 'there must be more to life'
~ Suffering from isolation and loneliness
~ Existential dread, fear of death, illness or ageing
~ Noticing any of the above experiences in your children