How I Work

I work Psychodynamically which means understanding the relationship between how the unconscious internal mind affects the external world.

I apply Attachment Theory to help you understand how relationship bonds formed with early caregivers affect present relationships.

I am informed in Polyvagal Theory which emphasises how the autonomic nervous system - especially the vagus nerve – regulates our health and behaviour.

I use Jungian Psychology in ways such as exploring the shadow side of individuals, feminine and masculine aspects of personality where there is imbalance, phantasies and dreams.


Sessions are on a regular weekly basis to build an experience of trust, reliability and continuity.


There is a focus on reflective and creative space that can allow thoughts, feelings and experiences to be understood and thought about - a story begins to emerge that can feel more real and seen.


A space to understand difficult experiences and with that the awareness to move from reflexive unconscious reactions when it comes to relating.


Split-off, numbed or denied feelings which were too painful to be experienced can lead to an emptiness, through exploration and within a safe space there is a chance for integration and more wholeness and liveliness to emerge.

Contact Me

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling and psychotherapy works. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to therapy, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

To book an appointment, please call me on 07307 880349 or


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