Relationship Therapist, Couple Counsellor and Family Therapist
UKCP & AFT reg. Systemic Psychotherapist
Working for The Pink Practice
I work with relationships, looking at patterns, communication and desired changes. This can cover many different issues and problems. Some of the things I have worked with people on have included reducing conflict and getting along better, making significant life decisions, co-parenting, and developing a positive and fulfilling sex life. Therapy can involve work on the struggles people can have with sexual and gender identity, sexual desire or sex in general. We often look at external factors that affect relationships such as family and community connections, working patterns, alcohol and drug use, histories of violence and abuse, and intense and difficult feelings, such as anger, sadness, anxiety and frustration.
What I enjoy about counselling and psychotherapy
I like it when people feel better about themselves, when they get on better, when life feels a bit richer. I am really fascinated by how differently people think and how they come to understand what is happening for them. I like witnessing people shift in their thinking about themselves and their lives so that they experience more joy. Being a therapist is an incredible way of creating a warm and fuzzy echo in the world. Working with couples means I get a chance to witness people finding ways through love. It feels like an honour to assist those in relationships to find the balance of separateness and togetherness that is right for them
Work I do at The Pink Practice
I have been an associate therapist with The Pink Practice since 2013.
Writing and Research Groups for Reflective Practitioners
These groups can take place in London or in Yorkshire. They are open to anyone working in the field of reflective practice with people: psychotherapists, counsellors, nurses, social workers, mental health practitioners, teachers, researchers, for example. Contact me if you want more information about this.
Study and Qualifications
I have a masters in family and systemic psychotherapy from Birkbeck University of London, which has helped me to focus on couple and family relationships in therapy. Whilst working as a psychologist in Sydney, I developed my narrative practice, this gave me an understanding of the stories that we tell about ourselves and our lives and how these affect the way we live. I did my foundation training in psychology, this introduced me to ideas about the self and non pathologising approaches.
I am a registered Systemic Psychotherapist with
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