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Approach and Philosophy

I bring a warm presence to my work as a counsellor and psychotherapist.

I offer a confidential and supportive environment where you can explore the issues that are troubling you or use the space to come to a deeper and richer self-understanding.

The therapy relationship provides a unique space where a sensitive exploration of experience can lead to insight into previously opaque areas. Patterns of relating can be recognised and where appropriate, challenged and let go of or modified.

This allows us to meet life more as ourselves.

Therapy is a shared process based on talking, that facilitates a deeper listening and understanding, that over time allows the past to be filtered out from the present and the authentic self to begin to reveal itself. This allows us to begin to live more in accordance with our genuine needs and desires and make better choices that serve our well-being.

Each of us carries the memory, often fleetingly recalled in moments of happiness, of the real us.
Someone we know we once were but now only dimly remember or half-suspect.
This memory can evoke a tender nostalgia, usually associated with childhood, and becomes what we are moved to seek in imagined futures and that we long for connection with.
In my work as a psychotherapist, I hold this longed-for self as the essential element of the process.

The work of therapy involves the exploration and uncovering of the memories, traumas, patterns and behaviours that have, over the years, come to obscure the recognition of our


Our authentic self, with its attendant qualities of peace, happiness, kindness and creativity, is never lost or absent, just unrecognised.


Each person I meet with is at a particular place in their own journey towards the remembering of their authentic self, that impulse having brought them to therapy in the first place.

Our work together encourages a making conscious of where we are and an orientation in the direction of our self.

I too am in a particular place in my own journey and in our work we will accompany one another part of the way.


How far and how deep we will travel, we will discover as the journey unfolds.

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