If you are curious about thoughts or desires you have which you experience as unsettling, or are feeling overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, or negative feelings, I believe therapy can help. You may experience this as intrusive thoughts, upsetting dreams, nagging doubts or physical symptoms such as headaches, muscle tension, trembling, digestive problems, or other anxiety-related issues. You may notice patterns of behaviour which frustrate you.
By paying attention to the body and the subconscious mind, it is possible to find a more peaceful and satisfying way of being in the world. My own experience of psychotherapy has enabled me to live a fuller, more authentic and satisfying life, and I am passionate about supporting you on your journey of self-discovery.
Here is a list of therapeutic concerns in which I have personal and/or professional experience. This list is not exhaustive and I am also interested in working with you on issues not listed here, but it may help you to decide if working with me will be helpful for you:
Anxiety; Stress; Depression; Relationship breakdown; Saying no and maintaining healthy boundaries; Low self esteem; Substance abuse; Sports performance; Ethical non-monogamy (ENM); Sex positivity; LGBT+ identities and experiences; Alcoholism in the family; Making meaning at mid-life; Living with the consequences of childhood neglect; Loss and grief; Emerging from co-dependent relationships.
My therapy room is a warm and non-judgemental space where you can expect to feel welcome and respected. I am a Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and adhere to their code of ethics. Prior to my training at the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy I worked for over a decade as a researcher and lecturer in universities, specialising in Biomedicine.