Qualifications: MSc., BSc.,Dip Psychotherapy, Dip Couples' Counselling, Certified Sexual Grounding Therapist and Trainer
Accreditation: United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy Registered Psychotherapist, Member of the College Of Sex and Relationship Therapists, Member of the Royal Society of Medicine
Sexuality, relationships and early childhood trauma.
Over the years I've been practicing as a therapist, my approach may have evolved considerably, but the principles remain the same.
People mostly come to therapy because something isn't working in their lives. That something could be something enormous and traumatic or it could be a more general sense of dis-satisfaction. There are two ways of looking at this. We can work at ‘fixing' the thing that isn't working. This is like treating your ‘symptoms' and sometimes, when those symptoms are overwhelming, we do have to do this. The other approach is to look for the cause of those symptoms, seeing the symptoms as a sign that something isn't working at quite a deep level.
Life can be difficult for all human beings and it impacts on all of us on a daily basis. Work, relationships, money, health are things that none of us can take for granted. However, as human beings, I believe that we all have an innate capacity to seek out and maintain a fulfilling and rewarding relationship with the outside world and to cope creatively when things go wrong. BUT, it doesn't always feel that way does it?
When things go wrong, it's tempting to focus on the thing itself - the depression, the bereavement, the relationship break-up, the illness, the redundancy etc. This is understandable, but it's not really the business of psychotherapy. As a psychotherapist, I'm interested in how you experience your bereavement, for example, and why it's difficult for you to deal with. I'm also interested in supporting you in accessing your own innate capacity to not only cope with whatever life throws at you, but to grow and achieve your full potential as a human being.
In this way, I suppose you could say that my goal is to make myself redundant since, if I can enable you to access your own capacity to cope with life and live it fully, you won't need me anymore!
Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.
|Psychotherapy||In Person||£70 per 50 minutes|
|Psychotherapy||Online/Telephone||£70 per 50 minutes|
|Counselling||In Person||£70 per 50 minutes|
|Counselling||Online/Telephone||£70 per 50 minutes|
|Sex Therapy||In Person||£70 per 50 minutes|
I also offer couple therapy at £90 per 60 minute session in person and by Skype