About Psychotherapy With Me
I’m a therapist who’s on the relational scale of things. The atmosphere feels warm and welcoming. Our sessions will feel safe, and you’ll quickly feel able to speak freely about your concerns. It’s a supportive, collaborative, conversational-style environment.
I deal regularly with general anxiety, with depression or low mood and other common life issues. In addition, in terms of specialisms, I’m particularly experienced in the areas of loss and bereavement.
I’ve also been helping people battle addictions for nearly thirty years, and I understand the emotional challenges involved in achieving long-term sobriety. Many clients have found me a valuable additional support as they navigate 12-step programmes for alcohol or drugs etc.
I’m an involved father to two young kids. I welcome clients bringing parenting issues to our work. At heart, I’m encouraging clients to seek richer relationships. For many, family can be a place with much potential for healing. I love sitting alongside mums and dads as they negotiate the challenging emotional dynamics of family life.
I bring other diverse experiences to my therapeutic work: in the past, I ran a derivatives trading team, so I understand the high-pressure modern work environment and what it can take to maintain emotional balance in contemporary life. I also have particular experience and interest in working with those in the creative and artistic professions.
It’s a safe, judgement-free environment. And that creates a space for us to think together to identify some of the feelings you’re having, so that you can gain a fuller understanding of what may be going on for you. The more you can do this, the better you’ll know what you want. This can often be the key: you making choices in a fresh, authentic way, free of the clutter of then past. I won’t be telling you what to do or giving advice, but in the forming of a relationship together, we may find understanding about who you are, which can help you decide the best way forward. You have the answers. Our aim is to re-build your capacity for trust. In others, and in yourself.