My Approach to Helping
I have helped many people to find resolution, relief and growth with difficulties such as trauma, anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, stress, loss, health concerns, and life transitions. My style is to be active, engaged and practical. Drawing upon years of training, experience and a long Mindfulness practice, I will work with you to understand your particular situation and develop an approach based on your needs.
I am certified in EMDR, a type of therapy originally developed for trauma, and have used this quite successfully for over 15 years. I am also certified in IFS (Internal Family Systems) a de-shaming therapy that believes that everyone has a core Self which is clear, confident and compassionate and that healing takes place through a relationship with Self and through the release of painful beliefs. In recent years I have been training in AEDP, a model that focuses on attachment, feelings and on healing in the therapy relationship. I draw upon these models and on earlier training in object relations and psychodynamic therapies as well as upon my own experiences in therapy and from life's lessons.
I love my work. It is always challenging, engaging and never dull. I am constantly learning from my clients and growing from the work we do together.