My Approach

 

I am an Integrative Counsellor which means that I do not believe one perspective or approach can ever wholly encapsulate or define your unique experience and outlook on the world. 

This is why I am trained to draw upon or 'integrate' schools of thought on the human condition and explore material from different angles to best support you: 

  1. I work primarily in a person-centred way, providing a warm, empathic space to help you reconnect with your own inner values and resources.

  2. I draw upon Attachment Theory, providing insight into your relational patterns and how you have learned to regulate stress.

  3. I apply psychodynamic perspectives to help you better understand and identify behavioural patterns and ways of thinking.

  4. I work existentially with grief and loss, meaning, personal responsibility and ownership. 

  5. I employ some CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) tools and exercises to gently challenge negative thought processes that are impacting your happiness and wellbeing. 

Ultimately, my role is to understand you and how you are personally experiencing your circumstances, free of judgement and in a confidential space. 

Areas I can support you with

 

While I specialise in loss, I regularly help clients with a variety of challenges: 

Anxiety and worry

Assertiveness, boundaries and empowerment

Bereavement and loss

Burn out

Codependency (dependence on and enabling of unhealthy relationships)

Communication

Depression and low mood

Family difficulties

Finding meaning

Infertility/miscarriage

Isolation

Life transitions, adjustment and change

Post-Abortion

Post-natal depression

Pregnancy-related loss

Psychosomatic symptoms (physical symptoms caused by stress or anxiety)

Relationship with self and others

Stress and self-care