I am a psychodynamic – integrative psychotherapist and clinical supervisor and I am trained as an EMDR trauma focus therapist.
Balance and simplicity are core qualities I apply to my life and work, as I believe they bring awareness and groundedness in the daily choices we make.
Everything has a cycle – a beginning, a life and an end – and the most valuable element of this cycle is our conscious awareness of the here and now and how we choose to live each step of the way.
I have a great interest in human relationships, their dynamics and interconnectedness. When we are born our first interaction is a relationship to another, our families become the first nucleus within which we create those very first impressions that will shape our future interactions with individuals and society. It is by learning to relate with one another, I believe, that we may nurture and polish those inner qualities we all have the potential to reveal and gain greater clarity on the purpose of our lives.
In the course of my life I have learnt that when we have negative and unhealthy experiences, especially at a very young age, we develop coping strategies and core beliefs – whether triggered by distress, neglect or trauma – that become core wounds and can compromise our self-esteem and the image one has of themselves, as well as diminish our expectations of life relationships and the way we create meaning in our lives.
By learning to stably create and maintain a relationship with our inner child or higher self, and parent our distress, we can find greater clarity, peace and lightness, affirm our self-acceptance, and anchor our emotional security, to better nurture our life relationship needs.
I have gained my qualifications in Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regents University London, and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice – Values, Principles and Personal Moral Qualities as listed below.
- Respecting human rights and dignity
- Ensuring the integrity of practitioner-client relationships
- Enhancing the quality of professional knowledge and its application
- Alleviating personal distress and suffering
- Fostering a sense of self that is meaningful to the persons concerned
- Increasing personal effectiveness
- Enhancing the quality of relationships between people
- Appreciating the variety of human experience and culture
- Striving for fair and adequate provision of psychotherapy and counselling services
- Fidelity – honouring the trust placed in the practitioner
- Autonomy – respect for the client’s right to be self-governing
- Beneficence – a commitment to promoting the client’s well-being
- Non-maleficence – a commitment to avoiding harm to the client
- Justice – the fair and impartial treatment of all clients and the provision of adequate services
- Self-respect – fostering the practitioner’s self-knowledge and care for self