A very warm welcome. This site has been designed to tell you a little about who I am, what I offer and my perspective on therapy. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if wish to know more or have questions to ask.
At present, I am not able to accept any referrals for individual psychotherapy - if you would like to work with an attachment focused psychotherapist, please contact the Bowlby Centre at http://www.thebowlbycentre.org.uk
I have worked in mental health services in the NHS for the past twenty years and continue to do so. As a UKCP-registered psychotherapist, I work from a consulting room and online in Herefordshire.
I am passionate about the process of change through attachment based psychoanalytic psychotherapy and its ability to support you in living the life that you wish to live. Through engagement in a secure and supportive therapeutic relationship, I believe that we can support you in finding the space and strength to gain clarity around patterns of relating and ways of behaving, which may no longer serve you.
The stories that we tell ourselves and that others tell us can mean that we continue to feel and behave in ways that reflect our early relationships and that we wish to change. Examining the stories of how we are in relationship to others in a safe and a supportive environment can mean that we are able to identify, think about and change patterns of relating which are no longer meaningful or productive.
The ‘second chance’ a psychoanalytic psychotherapy relationship can offer can mean an opportunity to bring into awareness those ways of being which are unconscious, deeply set and inclined to frustrating repetitions. A psychoanalytic approach can help us to make sense of how we got to where we are now and to face some of the feelings and fears we may have hidden from ourselves.
Psychotherapy can be seen as a cooperative venture between psychotherapist and client. Secure boundaries and confidentiality provide a safe setting that can enable clients to share experiences and feelings that they may not have been able to talk about before.
The issues that I can work with you about can include:
My fees are £65.00 per session. My practice also includes lower fee sessions, operated on a sliding scale.