THE COURAGE TO BE
I believe that psychotherapy is a courageous undertaking, that requires participants to face who they truly are, before they can become who they desire. It can enable people with emotional, social or mental health issues to achieve a shift in consciousness, regain perspective, and a sense of connectedness with self and other – and to find a relational home for traumatic experiences.
I have an extensive background of working with extreme distress (psychosis and bipolar), anxiety, depression, confusion, disconnection, complex trauma, addiction, and general hopelessness. Particularly with people who have moved from their own countries or original communities, and who have undergone childhood or later trauma.
In addition to what creates distress and imbalance, it is also vital to understand what contributes to mental well-being. In terms of methodology, I draw on clinical experience and theory that is somewhat rooted in a constructivist and interpretive approach to support an understanding of the complexity and uniqueness of the individual.
I am influenced by existential-phenomenological, constructivist and interpretive approaches, to best support understanding the complexity and uniqueness of an individual, whilst drawing from a range of clinical experience and theory. Simply put, without the jargon, the client takes priority before any theory or approach. Their own lived experience, how they experience and interpret their world are of central importance.