I feel that I have (and that we all have) a lot of very varied life-experience, which taught me that not only is it 'good to talk' - it can be vital. I believe that psychological and emotional well-being is just as important as physical well-being. I chose to become a therapist as my natural abilities led me in that direction, first becoming a yoga teacher and then, organically, leading me to become a therapist, and this is, I feel, an important statement as I believe that when we listen - and hear - ourselves, we can begin to make the choices that are right for us.
For me, integrative therapy allows us (the therapeutic 'team', me and you) to discover the best ways of working that fit with you, based on how you respond, how you think and feel, and what works best for you. The best therapy is the therapy that comes from within yourself, and integrative theory allows us to discover this.
My approach is very simple. I am here to listen. I am not here to advise you or take you through any plan or agenda that is not of your own making. I am here to facilitate your exploration of yourself, your thoughts, your feelings. In my experience, clients wish to be listened to and heard - validated - and through exploration and reflection clients learn about themselves and what they need.
Writing a dissertation to explore the effects of childhood emotional neglect and to delve more deeply into this very important area Working with anyone whose lives have been affected by cancer (work at Macmillan) Working with Axa, CiC and other EAPs to help those in distress (nationwide)