If you are struggling with emotional challenges, anxiety or panic attacks, troubles in a relationship, a recent loss or change in your loss in life that you are adjusting to, or any other issues, I understand that dealing with these problems on your own is extremely challenging. You don’t have to face them alone. My practice is a warm, fully confidential place where you can gain an improved understanding of what’s causing these problems and how you can move towards managing them going forward. Sessions are always adapted to your specific needs, with me drawing from a range of approaches to suit you.
I take an integrative and transpersonal approach to my work with you, which means we work holistically and value all aspects of your experience, looking at your wider psychological, emotional, relational, existential, and spiritual life, and contextualising your problem. We might focus on setting clear goals about the future you want and explore some of your past to identify repeated negative patterns that contribute to how you feel and behave in the present moment. Often clients know what they don’t want, but don’t understand what they do desire. Everything is personalised to you, so together we can explore what you need and how I can most effectively help you.
Some examples of the difficulties I have commonly worked with as a psychotherapist in Woking, Epsom, and online include but are not limited to:
I have worked with all types of anxiety during my two decades as a qualified counsellor. This includes generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, as well as those who just find themselves worrying all the time and unable to truly relax. We will take a compassionate look at what lies behind your anxiety and engage with these challenging thought patterns together.
Most of us develop an addiction of some kind during our life, whether it’s smoking, drinking, eating, abusing substances, gambling, sex, work, exercise, or any other behaviour that provides temporary relief but has negative implications in the long term. Instead of simply getting you to stop, we will explore the ‘why’ behind your addiction, understand what role it plays in your life and what space it fills, ahead of getting to a place where you don’t need to resort to addictions to make yourself feel better.
Stress is such a major factor in our lives, and for the most part, we tend to ignore its effects and allow it to become stored in our mind and body, which leads to a number of issues. You may struggle with sleep, or constantly feel fatigued, frustrated, or unable to properly take a break. Often this cycle leads to burnout, or other complex issues, so our work will be about supporting you to understand the role of stress in your life and develop techniques for managing it going forward.
Everyone experiences grief in their own way and at their own pace, so we should always remember there is no right way to grieve. You might feel angry, depressed, confused, guilty, or simply numb to everything. Whatever your feelings are, my role is to give you a dedicated space where you can process emotions and make sense of your loss in a way that makes sense to you; so that you can move forward in a healthier way.
Low self-esteem is a problem I often see as a psychotherapist. People tend to base their worth around certain achievements, or their relationships to others, rather than focusing on their own innate value as an individual, meaning they always end up feeling like they aren’t good enough. I am here to provide the tools of empowerment that allow you to reverse this trend and remember your power as an individual.
I have extensive experience in working with those who are struggling in some way with their identity. We tend to lose sight of who we really are, which means we end up not knowing what we truly want from life. This can manifest through the anxiety of not being oneself, putting on a mask, feeling like an imposter, confusion, or depression at not really knowing what one wants. Life transitions often make us re- evaluate life. Whatever your issue may be, we will work together to bring you back to yourself and devise a way of moving forward.