I offer you a safe place to talk about what is worrying you. You can talk about what you think, feel and what you would like to change. You will be treated with respect and compassion, and encouraged to talk about things in your own time. As a Humanistic Therapist my work is grounded in a philosophy of empathy, acceptance and faith in your ability to change and grow towards your full potential. You don’t have to do this alone; I will walk with you every step of the way.
I work in a variety of ways with clients depending on what they need and want. I will help you figure this out, if you aren’t sure. Some clients choose to use their sessions to talk and explore their feelings, thoughts and relationships. Talking is a very human way of approaching problems, and can be very helpful. Sometimes, we can’t find the words. For this reason, I also value working creatively with painting, drawing, sand trays and writing. Working creatively is not about producing great works of art or masterpieces; it is about using your creativity to access parts of yourself that maybe words alone can’t quite reach.
I also find some frameworks such as Transactional Analysis, or TA, helpful. TA looks at how we interact with others based on unconscious rules, roles or stories we have formed about ourselves and others. Whilst these ‘scripts’ might have been really helpful to us as children, as adults we can repeat unhelpful patterns that lead to poor relationships, anxiety and a feeling of helplessness. If you often find yourself in familiar situations with familiar ‘types’ of people and are confused about some of the choices you are making, this might be a useful framework to work with.