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)
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Cultural/identity issues
- Depression, low mood, lack of motivation
- Eating disorders
- Emotional eating
- Obsessions and compulsions (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Work related stress
- Academic Stress
- Relationship Issues
- Family Difficulties
- Self-esteem and body image
- Sexuality Issues
- Weight management
- 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.