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Specialising in Attachment & Trauma and Relationship Therapy for Individuals, Couples, Families and Organisations 

Individual Therapy
Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy is one that is focused solely on you and how you want to drive the therapy forward rather than expecting the therapist to act as an expert that will simply give you the answers and tell you how to live your life. The answers are all within you already, the therapist simply facilitates your exploration and offers optional guidance along the way to help you unlock those answers from deep within your unconscious. A bit like those 'choose your own ending' type story books where you might be given a series of options at the end of each chapter, here too will you be offered options of how to approach certain dilemmas (for example, if you feel more anxious on a particular week, the therapist might ask how it would feel to try some grounding techniques). There is no obligation to try and it isn't guaranteed to work but the option and the guidance is presented for you to make an informed choice about. It can help you to understand how deep-rooted feelings can impact on you in your present-day circumstances and learn how to manage them in a way that feels comfortable to you. This might be through a range of practical strategies or just having that space to decompress and talk things through. It is often a journey of self-discovery and acceptance as well as an opportunity to increase our self-awareness and gain in confidence to make those positive changes. 

Children's & Young People's Therapy
Children's & Young Person's Therapy

If you are a parent of a child or young person that would benefit from some therapeutic input, I would first like to offer some reassurance to you. Reaching out to a professional for help may feel very daunting because, as parents, we often like to believe that we should be able to solve every problem and dry every tear for our children. Asking for help is a very brave thing to do and it is only natural to feel the way you do. In my work with this younger age group (5-18), I am experienced in meeting them where they are at in their development and both reinforcing their strengths as well as nurturing their weaknesses. This may be through play, art and creativity or by using technology, such as video games purposefully designed to aid the young person within a therapeutic setting. I am also able to offer remote therapy such as by video-call, email or text message which can be preferable to allow an extra degree of flexibility around their school studies (especially around exam time) and their often busy social lives. The key element here is that the child/young person is inviting me into their world so it would always be wholly person-centred.

Relationships
Relationship Therapy

"In the silence between spoken words, emotions echo the loudest." I don't know who said that but I read it on a random Facebook post and it resonated with me so loudly because, when communication breaks down in relationships, the emotions don't just fade away. They're very much there, buzzing around like electricity, equally as powerful. By learning to explore those emotions and identify new ways to work with them so that they don't consume and overtake you or cause chaos and destruction in what was once a wonderful relationship, you can begin to regain some of what has been hidden from sight for a while and establish better patterns of relating so that your life is a lot more satisfying and fulfilling.

Couples Therapy
Couples' Therapy

Do you ever look at each other and just think, "I don't feel attracted to you anymore" or "Do you still actually find me attractive?" Maybe you thought everything was going well and then you found out there was a skeleton in the closet that you weren't aware of and now it feels like all the foundations you thought were pretty solid are starting to shake and your relationship is crumbling before your very eyes. Maybe there isn't anything "wrong" as such but you just want to learn new ways to connect on a much deeper level ... whatever it is has brought you to be reading this and that speaks volumes in itself. Couples' therapy can help with any and all of these things. As an integrative therapist, I draw on various models including Imago, Gottman, Transactional Analysis and Person-Centred to gently support and guide you as you start to gain a more insightful view of your relationship, a richer sense of connection with each other and the renewed passion to journey through life as stronger people, both individually and together.  

Trauma
Trauma

When people think of trauma, their minds often link this with the association of things like war atrocities, natural disasters, witnessing gruesome murders or being the victim of prolonged and systematic abuse. Undoubtedly, these are all classed as acts of trauma but so are things like being involved in a road traffic accident or being the sibling whose parents neglected them because they were the most intelligent or independent of the family. Whatever it is that you've been through, you deserve some inner peace and, through working within a tri-phasic approach of Stabilisation, Trauma Processing and Meaning-Making, I can help you to unlock this inner peace and learn to live the life you so richly deserve.

Inner Child/Reparenting
Inner Child/Reparenting

In the early stages of our development as human beings, we need to be nurtured and learn how to live full and happy lives but sometimes, for whatever reason, this doesn't always happen and a part of us is forced to adapt in order to survive. The older we get, the more ingrained these negative messages become and can cause all manner of problems: attachment/abandonment issues; trust issues; work-related stress; relationship breakdown; self-harm; dissociation etc. Working closely with a therapist using this type therapy, you are given the opportunity to explore those very early relationship patterns and have the opportunity to feel cared for and nurtured by a surrogate parental figure in an attempt to help you gain an insight into how to parent your own inner child. Due to the nature of this work, it will be reviewed on an ongoing basis to ensure you are supported ethically and effectively to increase the likelihood of a positive therapeutic outcome. This is generally a more lengthy type of therapy, however, and is most beneficial to those who have experienced extensive childhood trauma/abuse over a significant period of time. Please feel free to request a discussion about this type of therapy if you are unsure whether it is likely to be right for you at this time.

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