How I Work

As each person is unique, I work entirely individually. Sometimes we will focus on your current problem to find a specific solution, and other times we might use a waking dream technique to look for insights from your unconscious.

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If you find yourself repeating patterns that stop you achieving your goals, then together we can discover the source, and break the ties that keep you trapped in your vicious cycle.

Drawing can be used when words are not sufficient to explain feelings and experiences. Through a discussion of the images, you can understand their meaning. They may give you answers to lifelong questions or help you to discover an alternative experience.

Your physical pain can be a symptom of a psychological disturbance, so you may want to explore these feelings through deep breathing and body techniques. Your body remembers old feelings, and these can be transmuted into sound which, when expressed, is liberated from your body and therefore from the mind. Magically you realise you have let go of the old feelings.

This is one of many transpersonal techniques that I use in therapy. Transpersonal means ‘beyond the person’ and helps to find answers to your problems through engaging with your spiritual self. Working in this way can help you to make difficult decisions which set you on the path that you’re meant to follow.

For specific behaviours which interfere with a healthy lifestyle - compulsive disorders, addictions or phobias - we can use CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) which is a successful treatment for many people. CBT works to disentangle thoughts, behaviours and feelings. By challenging negative thoughts and behaviours, you discover more rational ways of thinking and behaving. With time, the old self-sabotaging habits are replaced by new positive thoughts and actions.

You may find that NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is a helpful treatment. It involves reframing a difficult experience or memory so that you perceive it in a different way. A trigger is then used to remember your new feeling, which programmes you into a positive way of dealing with life.

I use techniques from psychoanalysis, humanistic and existential therapy, inspired by your specific life experience, personality and holistic Self.

Confidentiality

Everything you communicate to me is treated in the strictest confidence, and any notes taken in our sessions are available for you to see.

Confidence will not be broken except where you give consent for me to share information, or if I have concerns about your safety, or the safety of a third party. In this case, it may be necessary to inform your doctor.

All therapists discuss their clients with a supervisor as a professional requirement, and supervision is designed to protect your interests and to assist me in my professional development. Your full name will not be given to my supervisor.  

Fees

To find out if I am the right therapist for you, the initial consultation for individuals is £30. 

Thereafter I charge an hourly rate of £70. The fee for couple counselling is £90 in total per session. 

“Love is giving people the freedom to be the way they are,
not trying to make them the way you want.”

Barbara Jean