I am a Clinical Psychology Registrar, currently providing therapy for Young People (14 years or older), Young Adults (18 – 25 years old) and Adults. I have several years of experience working with a range of mental health difficulties and life challenges. I also work with individuals who are seeking personal growth and development.
For young people and young adults, I can work with you to explore the parts of life that are most difficult right now. You might be feeling lonely or misunderstood by friends, family or even yourself. You might be struggling to focus at school or work, or have trouble getting to sleep at night. It might be feeling really hard to know how to manage new problems. Or, maybe new responsibilities like work and relationships feel scary and outside your control. Perhaps this leaves you feeling sad, worried or trying to manage these problems by yourself.
As an adult you may want support or treatment around a specific mental health concern, or a difficult transition in your life such as changing work roles, relationships, or a loss. This could mean your ways of being in the world and in relationships are causing you to feel upset or nervous, or you want to find different ways of coping with stress. You may also be wanting to understand how an earlier experience in your life is affecting you now.
The main therapies I use in my work with clients are cognitive-behavioural therapy, schema therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. My therapy style is warm, compassionate, and sometimes direct. I work to find the balance between providing you with guidance to understand what is going on for you, and also supporting you to figure out what changes you want to make. It is important to me that your experience of therapy is feeling safe, understood, and having an active voice in deciding what you would most like to address in your therapy.