About Psychotherapy and Counselling

Psychotherapy offers an opportunity for us to explore what is happening in our lives. This includes experiences referred to as 'depression', 'anxiety', ‘stress’, relationship,gender and sexuality issues, issues of meaning, 'addiction', conflict, spirituality, life transitions, work challenges, redundancy, separation, bereavement, adapting to a new country or location, and family issues.

It also offers us the opportunity to explore new possibilities in our lives and to work through how we might create more meaningful ways of living that move us forward.

I offer both short term and long-term psychotherapy. An initial session may last up to 75 minutes. Thereafter sessions will normally be of an hour’s duration unless agreed otherwise.

My approach to my work is primarily 'existential'.  This emphasizes our lived everyday life experience and the way we make sense of the world and what has happened to us. Sessions are designed to be engaging, in an atmosphere of mutual respect and openness. In addition, however, my training was primarily as an integrative counsellor, working across all therapeutic approaches.

In July 2021 I became an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and given the name Aryajnana. I offer clients the opportunity to also reflect on their dilemmas and life issues through a Buddhist dharma perspective as well as a more western philosophical and psychological approach and I incorporate mindfulness and meditation in my work.

I offer counselling, psychotherapy and coaching that is confidential, respectful, and which is in accordance with the ethical and good practice guidelines of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Society of Existential Analysis (SEA).