I am an integrative psychotherapist – this means I work creatively and I have different perspectives and theories to draw on when working with you. I can adapt my approach to suit your changing needs, offering you a bespoke experience. I will offer a safe space and a warm, non-judgemental presence for you to share the things that matter most to you. I may invite you to work creatively as a way to deepen the experience. We could do this by exploring the following: metaphors; images that come to mind; feelings or sensations in your body; dreams and imagination; and by using art materials. The imagination can be very useful in unlocking feelings and experiences that appear to be out of our grasp. Experience in art-making is not a requirement for this kind of work.
I will work collaboratively with you. I believe you are the expert of your life - you already hold all the resources to navigate life’s terrain and you may just need some help to connect to them. I will listen carefully to what you have to say and help you communicate the things you can’t put into words. We will work together to discover some of the root causes of your problems and the strategies to help you live a more fulfilling life.
I have many years’ experience working to help others meet their potential and I am committed to working inclusively with individuals of different age, gender, culture, sexual orientation.
Originally from Ireland and from a background in art and design, I have lived in different parts of the world including North America, Nepal and Thailand, so I have had the opportunity to experience a variety of cultures. I spent almost 10 years in Northern Thailand where I co-founded an arts charity working with refugees and migrant workers escaping the Burmese military regime.
In the UK I have experience working in the National Health Service (NHS) with individuals with acute mental illness; in the charity sector with women surviving domestic violence and with the Irish community, many of whom are survivors of institutional abuse; in community counselling services; and care management for people with brain injuries and neurological conditions.
I hold a MA in integrative Arts Psychotherapy and an Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts.
I am a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).
It's important that you work with a therapist that is right for you; someone you can feel comfortable with. If you would like to know more about how I work or just have a chat to see if I can help, schedule your free 20 minute phone consultation today.
Psychotherapy and Counselling sessions in London, but on-line sessions are available for those living in other parts of the UK or abroad..