Issues I work with
Please contact me if you would like to explore how I can help you. If I am not the counsellor for you, I can usually refer you to another colleague, who may be more suited to help you.
The most important aspect of therapy is the rapport between client and therapist. That you as a client feel safe, understood and respected. Some people even make an appointment with 2 or 3 different therapists before deciding who to work with, which can be helpful. If the therapeutic relationship is one of trust and safety, many difficulties become available for exploration.
That said, I have a particular interest in how the past may be impacting us in the present, affecting our relationships to other people and to the world in general. I am interested in working with people in crisis, who may be experiencing a breakdown of meaning in their lives and supporting people through this transition. I am also interested in working with those who may not be in crisis, but have a sense that something is missing or that “surely there is more to life than this?”.
Having worked with people from overseas for many years and having lived abroad, I also enjoy working with people from non-British backgrounds or if your first language is not English.
There is also an increasing awareness that we are living through a period of immense political, social and ecological change. This may be something that you feel is affecting your ability to be in the world, and this is also something I am interested in exploring with people.