Existential, Psychodynamic and Integrative
Specialisms include existential (life) crisis and ontological (self) insecurity, somatic and dissociative conditions, chronic pain and fatigue, historical and developmental trauma, complex grief, end of life situations, death anxiety, social anxiety and general anxiety disorders.
Other areas: abuse, negative and challenging behaviours, communication, depression, eating disorders, emotions, goals, motivation, self esteem, OCD, phobias, relationships and couples, self harm, shame and self criticism, stress, substance misuse, unhelpful thinking styles.
My work places emphasis on the human condition as a whole. I use a positive approach that applauds human capacities and aspirations while simultaneously acknowledging an individuals limitations. I encourage people to address the emotional issues they face through full engagement and responsibility. I guide the person to accept their fears and give them the skills necessary to overcome them through action. This creates a sense of liberation and a feeling of letting go of the despair associated with insignificance and meaningless. It creates a feeling of growth and the promotes the embracing of life and to exist with wonder and curiosity.
Full Member of UPCA (Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association)
Full member of the IPTI
Full Member of the Oxford Philosophy Society
Currently undertaking a professional clinical research doctorate (DProf) in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling at Middlesex University and NSPC, London
The Berne Institute - TA(101) Transactional Analysis: Understanding Self and Others
University of Cambridge - Cert. Applying Psychology to the workplace
University of Oxford - FHEQ Level 4. Philosophy of Mind
School of Natural Health Sciences - Diploma. Psychotherapy and Counselling
Clarendon College, NCN - Postgraduate Cert ED. Further and Adult Education
Nottingham Trent University - BA(Hons). Critical Studies