Psychotherapy can help with issues that are known to us such as the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, relationship problems or addictions. It can also help with issues that are less apparent such as persistent relationship issues, problems with sexual functioning (psychosexual issues), feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, or that nagging feeling that shouts ‘all is not well’.
Crises, although often painful, can provide us with a platform to transform our lives. It is within these crises that we can learn the most about ourselves. My approach is integrative, which means I draw from a variety of different theoretical models to find the methods of working that best suit each client’s needs. In addition to using traditional talking therapy where the client talks to therapist and the therapist listens offering insight, I also work with the Functional Sex Therapy model, using practical behavioral techniques, and utilise more creative tools such as working with dreams, guided visualisations and art work. Additionally I am trained to deliver EMDR Therapy.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a highly effective model of therapy that enables healing from the distressing symptoms that are the result of disturbing / traumatic life experiences.
This therapy is as effective at processing ‘big T’ traumas such as childhood sexual abuse, as it is for ‘smaller t’ traumas such as a fear of spiders or flying.
EMDR is an evidence-based treatment.
To find out more about EMDR please visit the EMDR Association on the link below
“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed, it means the damage no longer controls our lives.” – Akshay Dubey
Examples of some of the issues I work with:
- Relationship/ couples therapy
- Psychosexual issues
- Separation and divorce
- Addictions and self harm
- Family and relationship issues including co-parenting
- Abuse (sexual, physical and emotional)
- Loss of direction
- Low self-esteem
- Creative blocks
- Spirituality and personal growth
- Work related issues
- Obsessional / over-thinking