After completing a degree in English Literature at the University of York, I trained as an English teacher and taught in Spain and then Chile for a number of years. On returning to the UK I entered training at The University of Edinburgh on the PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My training was grounded in both Person-Centred and Psychodynamic approaches and I identify as a psychodynamic therapist. I believe individuals can often come into difficulties due to conflicting inner processes and I aim to work collaboratively with clients to unpick some of these. I am interested in both present day difficulties and thinking about how these may be shaped by clients’ early lives, family structure and the lens through which we all see the world slightly differently from one another. I also consider the importance of my clients’ society and culture and how these can impact on people in various ways.
I work in an open and honest way and offer empathy, finely honed listening, non-judgement and, when appropriate, a dose of humour.