I have wide-ranging experience of working with adults of all ages from diverse backgrounds and cultures. I aim to build a trusting relationship in which the difficulties you bring can be explored in a non-judgmental setting. Together we will look at your current issues in the light of your past experiences and relationships, so that connections begin to be made. A greater understanding of some of your unconscious thoughts and feelings can help you to feel less stuck and to increase your compassion for yourself and for others in your life.
Some of the issues that people bring to individual therapy include:
COUPLE PSYCHOTHERAPY -
Relationships can come under pressure for many reasons and sometimes couples find that their usual ways of coping are no longer working. You may be seeking help because you and your partner are caught in a destructive pattern where arguments have become entrenched and repetitive. There may be a loss of sexual desire and of enjoyment in each other's company. Although one or both of you may feel reluctant to seek help, most couples find it a relief to be able to talk in a safe setting.
The psychodynamic/psychoanalytic approach is non-judgmental, and helps you to understand how your own individual histories and the history of your relationship has brought you to this point. Through this process you may uncover thoughts and feelings that you were unaware of or have not felt able to express, giving you a new perspective on your relationship.
Above all you and your partner should be able to start listening to one another again, increasing your understanding of the other's point of view. The focus will be on what you have co-created as a couple, rather than either person being at fault. The process may at times be painful, but many couples are able to reconnect and rediscover the joy in their relationship.
Sometimes couples need help to separate or to end their relationship. Therapy can also help with this and can enable you to move forward with your lives.
Some of the reasons that couples come to therapy.