“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” Carl Rogers.
The world we live in is constantly challenging, particularly if we are already feeling stressed or anxious. This stress can lead to lasting feelings of sadness, anxiety or depression. But this does not have to be the case.We all have within us the ability to live a more fulfilled and happier life. A good therapist helps realise this potential by facilitating self discovery and acceptance and using this for emotional growth.
BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy, Middlesex University.
Who am I
I’m a therapist with life experiences both positive and the negative. Throughout my life journey I’ve always tried to have a positive outlook and have found a natural sense of humour to be a great help. However I have at times laboured with low mood and anxiety so I very much understand how negative moods can impact the quality of our lives and those of our loved ones. My previous working life was in the field of communications technology in various roles. While financially rewarding and enjoyable in its own way, I never felt properly fulfilled. So, when I was financially secure enough I retrained attaining an honours degree in counselling and psychotherapy. Today I am privileged to work with people helping them make positive life changes bringing them closer to who they really are, helping them align the inner and outer expressions of their lives.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.”
“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely”
C. G. Jung
My Treatment Orientation
Integrated: Humanistic , emphasising people’s capacity to make rational choices and develop to their maximum potential. Person Centered , having unconditional positive regard for the client’s humanity as expressed by their values and behaviours. Gestalt , or “orgasmic holness” or being aware of the here and now and taking personal responsibility. Existential , the search for meaning focusing on free will and self determination. I would also use cognitive and behavioural techniques (CBT) as appropriate and I have a growing attraction to Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and the concept of “acceptance and change”.
● Each client and therapeutic relationship is unique.
● We are imperfect beings but we are natural survivors.
● Healthy living means being able to thrive despite a world with uncertainty and ambiguity.
● The sooner the intervention the easier to achieve a positive outcome.
● Life is a wonderful journey.