I have worked in criminal defence, the education system and family support. In recent years I have been working with families of children diagnosed with special educational needs. Since I began my training as a psychotherapist four years ago, I have been working therapeutically with people struggling in different aspects of their lives.
In the last year I have primarily worked with addictions. From that, I have developed a strong passion in working with people who feel stuck in a particular pattern or habit and have come to a point in their lives where they want to explore other ways of being and living. I have experienced first-hand how a difficult relationship with food and/or exercise patterns can affect a person’s life and ways of being in the world.
I am currently in my final year of MSc training in Gestalt Counselling and Psychotherapy. Gestalt therapy works well in raising our awareness of the way we are in the world. With higher awareness about ourselves, we become more acute to patterns of living that can be supportive or disruptive to how fully we experience life.
When we become aware of what we find supportive and what is unsupportive, we can then see that we have a choice in what we do and how we do it. With ‘choice’ comes ‘change’, which is often the ultimate goal in therapy when we feel stuck in an unhealthy pattern of being.
Gestalt therapy is a relational way of working together, where we meet in a safe environment with the hope that we will manage to build enough trust for you to be able to explore (with awareness) your Self and the choices you have.