Therapies

My approach

My approach is integrative. This means  I draw on various schools of thought to tailor the therapy to fit your individual needs.  These include Humanistic, Cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic therapy.

Other approaches that I integrate in to my practice are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and solution focused approaches. Where appropriate, I find it can be helpful to incorporate a variety of creative media.

How can therapy help?

I offer both short and long-term work with a wide range of issues, some of the most common include:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety (social anxiety, phobia, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, panic)
  • Abuse
  • Bereavement
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Cultural/identity issues
  • Depression, low mood, lack of motivation
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional eating
  • Grief/Loss
  • Obsessions and compulsions (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Work related stress
  • Academic Stress
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Difficulties
  • Self-esteem and body image
  • Sexuality Issues
  • Weight management

Specialist interests

  • Disordered eating: my main specialist area including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating.
  • Weight management: weight problems, emotional eating and obsessing over food and/or exercise.
  • Student issues: My experience of working in student services for a number of years, supporting students to reach their full potential despite certain barriers has given me a strong ability to work with the student population. being a student myself for a number  of years  during my professional  training I have a very good understanding of the stress and pressures of student life., from financial stress to the anxieties of multiple deadlines, it can be the ultimate balancing act!
  • Cross-cultural issues: This includes culture shock, or difficulty assimilating to a new culture, homesickness and cultural identity issues.