My approach to psychotherapy reflects my core training as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, my interest in contemporary cognitive and behavioural therapies 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 the first step toward getting the most out of our one life is to engage willingly with our experience as it currently is, rather than as we would wish it to be. In practice, this can often mean revising some of the assumptions we make about ourselves (and perhaps about other people too), bringing a sense of openness, of curiosity and of compassion to the therapeutic process. I believe this is what underpins lasting change.
I am in regular clinical supervision.
My consulting room is at Winstanley House, Market Hill, Saffron Walden CB10. My room is on the first floor, up one flight of stairs.
I will continue to offer online therapy to anyone who would prefer this mode of working.
Please find my introductory video @: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq1etkgV8h0