Often, what gets in the way of having a meaningful, fulfilling life can be unresolved internal barriers which we might not even be aware of. Relational psychotherapy provides a place where we can explore these patterns, beliefs and narratives, begin to author a new story, foster new awareness and equip ourselves with a new set of tools. Ultimately, psychotherapy creates a space for the transformation we are yearning for.
Using a number of integrative approaches, I help you move closer to your purpose and potential – freeing you from unhelpful narratives and behaviours. With over 15 years experience in education and counselling, I use a warm, trauma-informed, client-centred approach which allows us to explore the root causes of your problems – not just the symptoms. I provide you with a safe, non- pathologizing space where we can take a look at the ecology of your life – both current and past – to unearth the origins of patterns in thought, behaviour and emotions to help you break free from unhelpful patterns.
My primary theoretical orientation is relational psychodynamic therapy where we use the therapeutic relationship as a container to work through the presenting issues. However, care provision is generally informed by the individual needs and preferences of the client and can differ based on the circumstances. I consider my approach to be quite integrative as I tend to weave in elements or Emotionally Focused Therapy, Somatic approaches, Internal Family System (parts work), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and am currently training in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. I understand that each person has unique needs and work to tailor-fit my approach to meet you where you are and help support your healing and growth.
I offer individual, couple and family therapy for a number of areas including codependency issues, relational and attachment trauma, PTSD, maternal care, ADHD, relationship difficulties, adult learning disabilities and more.