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Background & Experience
I enjoy working with a wide and diverse range of clients, aged between 17 and 68 years currently, both individuals and couples. I graduated as a psychotherapist in 2002, and have a particular interest and skill base in working with trauma, depression, grief, loss and problems with early attachment. I believe the relationship established between therapist and client is the most important foundation for enabling significant healing to occur. Building safety and trust so that both presenting problems and deeper, underlying issues can be explored and worked through, in a way which can be transformative.
I have a background in teaching drama, both in the U.K. and here. I have used it as a vehicle to help children in particular, to express their emotions, and work through distress. My training as a psychotherapist was born out of my interest in early attachment, and how our primary relationships when growing-up, can profoundly effect the way we feel about ourselves and influence the way we form relationships.
I work psychodynamically (looking at how the past impacts on the present), and sometimes incorporate expressive therapy when it is helpful. Expressive therapy includes sand tray therapy / art therapy / gestalt therapy and drama therapy.
Skills and strengths
My skills and strengths include the following:
I look forward to your enquiry.