I am a psychotherapist based in Brighton. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Social work, a diploma in Hypnotherapy, and I have trained in both Mindfulness and Life Coaching. I have a strong belief that each of us is born with all of the resources we need to live a full and happy life. However, life's ups and downs can easily take us away from our centre. Therapy is a safe and supportive space in which you can discover the source of your difficulties and learn tools to be able to grow and heal. As we work together, my role will be to guide you towards the awareness of your core self and cultivate your inner resources which include strength, resilience, clarity and self-compassion.
When working with you I will be predominantly using a mindfulness-based treatment model called Internal Family Systems Theory. It focuses on healing the different parts of ourselves that have emerged during painful experiences, acknowledging their presence and importance as part of a whole unified system.
When we are dealing with something difficult in our lives, we often adopt patterns in order to try and cope under the circumstances to the best of our abilities. Sometimes these new patterns can cause more harm than they help us. We will then try to ignore or reject these self-created parts of ourselves. When this doesn't work, we feel frustrated and hopeless that we cannot create the positive changes that we desire.
Underneath all of these learned patterns and behaviours lies our core self: the part of us that has always been there, since birth, and holds all of the resources we can ever need to heal; all of the strength, wisdom and compassion we have been searching for. Initially it may feel as if we have become our patterns. During our time together, I will support you on your journey of self-exploration, teaching you the tools that will help you to release their hold on you, bringing you back to the person you truly are.
During therapy sessions, I provide a safe, supportive and nurturing environment for you to be able to explore the parts of yourself that you may be ashamed or unaware of at present, including your fears and defences. Our work together will be focused on your presenting issues. We will look at the past, but only in relation to how it effects who you are and how you react today.
I offer both in-person and skype/phone sessions.
Reasons To Seek Therapy
During therapy, we will work together to achieve your goals. I see clients who present with a wide range of issues such as:
Loss and Bereavement
Current or Past Trauma
Unresolved Childhood Issues
Work Related Issues
Lost Sense of Direction
Seeking Greater Sense of