Therapies

An overview of what I can help you with.

My core traning is in Gestalt Therapy, and I practice from this perspective. My focus is always on adapting my way of working to best suit your needs, regardless of the subject matter we’re working with. At the same time, some of the experiences that bring people to therapy share common characteristics, and this influences how I think about and approach those issues. Of course, my understanding is always being updated, but you can at least get a sense of my current thinking here and decide if this feels like a fit for you.

Ongoing personal therapy

Ongoing therapy is an open ended approach in which we agree a weekly day and time to meet, with no pre-determined end date. The ending in ongoing therapy comes about when the time feels right. This will usually be when we both have a sense …

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Depression

I understand depression as a creative adjustment to adversity during a time of no or limited support. Therapy in this context is about getting some of that support now, and safely expressing what is being depressed in an appropriately paced …

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Trauma

In addition to my core gestalt therapy training, I have undertaken a specialist training in somatic trauma therapy with Babette Rothschild. Babette has developed somatic trauma therapy …

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We are England: expanding from ego to nos

A memory comes into my awareness: I am 15 back in my hometown, going to the cinema with some friends. As I’m crossing …

Speak up!

Ask your MP to oppose NICE’s draft guideline for depression

UKCP recently issued a press release urging NICE not to publish its guideline for depression in adults. They provide a bullet …

Stressed person

Millennial stress: the more things change, the more they stay the same

This year, Mental Health Awareness week is themed around stress. As part of this, the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy …