Approach

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I work from a relational and integrative perspective and have an interest in the variety of ways that we understand ourselves and our relationships as well as how we change. In my practise I am curious about how we are influenced by our past, the present, hopes for the future and by our relationships. Who we are is dependent at times, on who we are in relationship with.

Whilst my approach acknowledges the validity of a range of approaches my interest is in helping you to understand yourself in the context of your life as it is now.

My aim as a psychotherapist is to provide an opportunity and space for you to work towards living in a more satisfying, congruent and resourceful way.  I want to make the work meaningful to you, in the context of your life, not detached from it by respecting your values, personal resources and capacity for self determination.

My intention is to offer you a safe and confidential space where you have the opportunity to talk about the things that matter to you.

In this youtube video Farhad Dalal talks about his way of working relationally and it resonates with my personal style.

PRACTICALITIES

When we first meet there will be an opportunity to explore what it is you want  from psychotherapy or counselling and what counselling offers. That will enable us to decide to continue or not.

The sessions last 50 minutes and would normally be weekly, and this will be agreed in the form of a contract.

You are entitled to end counselling at any time without having to give a reason.

I have no hard and fast rules about  who should attend for psychotherapy or counselling and I would invite you to attend if you  feel that it might be right for you.  Although specific problems are important, I try not to lose sight of the person as a whole.

I have gained specialist knowledge and experience in the following areas:  General Mental Health and Wellbeing; Working with a range of Men’s Issues; Questions of Existence and Meaning of Life, Identity and Self-Esteem; Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender; Relationship Difficulties; Bereavement and Loss; Gender Issues; Sexual Abuse; Clerical Abuse; Sexual Addiction including the Internet; Substance Misuse; General Addiction Difficulties; Trauma and Stress; Work-related Issues;  Home/Work Balance; Panic, Anxiety and Phobia HIV/AIDS; Internet/Chat room Addiction; Co-Dependency.