My Approach to Helping
So many of us feel we have to cope with full minds today.
Our minds might be full of distracting thoughts or worries, or haunted by past memories or disturbing fantasies, or filled with an empty sense of loss or despair.
My approach aims to ease the burden of this mindfull by exploring 3 questions:
WHAT is behind my problems?
HOW do these problems affect and limit my life?
WHY have these problems developed?
As we explore these questions together, you will have the opportunity to think more freely about what it is you truly want, and how you might go about living a more fulfilling life.
More Info About My Practice
I have recently moved to Washington DC from London, England, having practiced counseling there for over 15 years.
I work with a wide variety of clients of differing cultural backgrounds, gender and sexual orientation, whose ages range from adolescence to maturity.
I also offer clinical consultation and training to professional counselors and those in training.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
While credentials, experience and expertise can create a sense of reassurance when you're facing a choice of therapist, in the end your experience of being able to talk freely with someone you feel is listening carefully to what you have to say is the best predictor of a fruitful analysis.
If asked, I suggest that new clients go see two or three potential analysts in order to give themselves a degree of comparable experience, and something upon which to make a choice.
What Makes up a Problem?
There are many ways in which we might define a problem, of course. In therapy, the problems that draw the most attention are those that are often hard to put into words yet insistent - you know something is wrong but don't seem to able to work it out, it won't go away, it keeps coming back - so that the causes and solutions of the problem are not apparent.
You don't need to be able to articulate well what the matter is, or what you're looking for when you come along for a consultation. You need only have a desire to share what is on your mind as best you can, and give yourself permission to speak freely about whatever crosses your mind.