“We learn the most about our clients by allowing ourselves to feel what they are feeling, to enter their world as if it were our own …. Our empathy is our major therapeutic contribution to our clients.” (Kahn, 1991)
I am trained to listen and feel into your position and imagine your situation. This is empathy. Therapy happens when we work well together, when my empathic responses are attuned and helpful to you, then we have is what is called a ‘therapeutic alliance’. The alliance helps you to open up to explore your experience more fully.
However, therapy is not just about support. Change may also require your thoughts and your emotional patterns to be gently challenged. Accepting the way things are is another part of therapy which can be deeply painful depending upon your problem.
Your thoughts, feelings and body sensation/experience can all be brought into the therapy session.
My clinical experience has been in primary care for the Low Cost Therapy Service attached to the Minster Centre and also in a central London private practice.
These are some of the areas I can help you with:
- Anxiety and depression
- Stress and exhaustion
- Relationship problems
- Problems at work
- Self esteem
- Body image
- Eating Disorders (Binging, Bulimia, Anorexia)
- Self Harm
- Suicide Ideation
- Psychosomatic symptoms
- Relationships with parents/family
- Absent parents
- Abuse (sexual, emotional, physical)
- Trauma/Relational trauma
- Intergenerational trauma
- Women’s issues, inc. infertility, pregnancy loss
- Life transitions
Call me for an initial chat to see if I can help you on 07902922671.