I have been working with individuals and groups for the last twenty years and started in private practice as a psychotherapist in 2007.
I would describe my orientation as psychoanalytic from within a contemplative perspective. By this I mean that I subscribe to the idea of an unconscious and believe that events and attitudes from early life can impact on our lives today. I understand that an awareness of these currents helps to increase the choices available to us. Yet I also know, as a long-time meditator, that paying attention in a non-judgemental fashion enables previously unbearable experiences to be borne and new possibilities discovered. I provide a safe space in which these experiences can be explored.
I have also worked for many years within the NHS so have an understanding of the challenges of working in large organisations.
I have worked with many issues including:
- autistic spectrum
- bipolar disorders
- obsession and obsessive compulsive disorder
- personality disorder
- psychosis and psychotic episodes
- relationship issues
- searching for a sense of meaning
- spiritual crises
- struggling with conflict and indecision