Psychotherapist and writer. I have always been curious about humans, how different our perspectives and experiences can be and yet how deeply we can connect and understand each other. Reading and writing was my first approach to this. Training as a therapist followed on in time. I believe that genuine connection and conversation with another can be powerfully healing.
I also work with most of the major psychological and mental health issues.
Existential Therapy focuses on our subjective way of being here and now and the unique meaning we give to our experiences. In this approach, there is no right or wrong way of being. Instead, it's important to realise the power and responsibility inherent in our choices, the freedom to make new ones and the need to face reality, rather than try to escape from it. Existential therapy explores our unique responses to universal questions like alienation, despair, meaninglessness and mortality, but its ultimate goal is to help us live with deeper awareness, authenticity, courage, presence and awe.
Psychoanalytical therapy looks at how our early experiences shape our present lives. Its main insight is that problems often arise from painful childhood experiences that have been pushed down to the unconscious. These repressed emotions don't go away but resurface to haunt our current relationships. The goal of therapy is to uncover and examine our current challenges at their roots, making the unconscious conscious so we can understand ourselves and stop replaying past conflicts into the present.
I charge £60 for an initial consultation. My ongoing fees are between £60 and £80 per session.
Some lower fee sessions are available. Please ask if you think this applies to you.