I am a psychotherapist registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), a member of British Psychodrama Association (BPA) and I trained in Psychodrama Psychotherapy at the London Centre for Psychodrama.
I offer long and short-term psychotherapy to individuals and groups. I also facilitate experiential psychodrama psychotherapy workshops in and around the South East.
I have experience in a range of areas, including complex trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, feeling stuck and directionless, and working with young people.
I value creativity and authenticity as the nourishment that enriches people's experience of life. My aim as a psychotherapist is to be alongside my clients as they explore difficulties in their lives, get to know themselves, and find new ways of responding to difficult situations.
I stay with my clients during their journey, in an empathetic and non-judgemental way, helping them to realise their full potential. I aim to provide a holding and containing environment where a profound exploration can take place.
Clients are welcome to come for a first assessment to discuss what concerns bring them to therapy and how we might work together, at no obligation to continue the work together. They are then free to decide if they wish to proceed with therapy.
My approach is Integrative and, although my method is creative, and based on Psychodrama theory, I also draw from Psychodynamic principles, the latest neurobiology approaches, IFS (Internal Family System) and the Polyvagal theory. I am currently finishing a Level 1 and 2 Certification in Complex Trauma.
The creative method of Psychodrama, encourages the expression of something that words alone can't always provide. It aims at finding ways to define, and make sense of those emotions that we struggle to understand and express verbally. It offers a way to bring to the surface the emotions and experiences that are sometimes forgotten, but are still stored in the mind and body, and are affecting our present lives. Using creativity in the session is always negotiated with the client as it is not something that is right for all people and therefore there is always the option not to work in this way.