My approach to psychotherapy reflects my core training as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and my commitment to bringing mindfulness into the therapeutic relationship. I work largely with individuals struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, traumatic injury, chronic illness and obesity.
As a therapist, my approach to both psychological and physiological suffering is to help patients work through their often long-standing personal difficulties, whilst promoting self-acceptance and committed action. An assumption I bring to my clinical practice is that in order to achieve what we want from life, or to get where we want to be, we firstly need to accept where we actually are. This can often mean revising some of the assumptions we have about ourselves (and perhaps about other people too), bringing a sense of openness, of curiosity and of compassion to the therapeutic process.
I am in regular clinical supervision.