I work with a range of psychological difficulties, including depression, and Anxiety Disorders (panic attacks, agoraphobia, specific phobia, and social anxiety), disability, illness, medical conditions and their psychological impact, trauma, bereavement and work stress.
I adopt an integrated approach, including psychodynamics, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Couple’s relationships can be a difficult journey at times. In my work with couples, I focus on helping them increase their compassion to each other and understand their own needs and how to communicate that effectively to their partner. This is done with the aim of helping the couples overcome difficult times in their relationship like those that follow an infidelity, as well as separation and divorce.
Parent consultations can focus on a range of different hurdles that are commonly faced by parents, during their parenting journey. I aim to empower parents and help them to build positive relationships with their children while promoting their child’s wellbeing, by managing their child’s emotional and behavioural difficulties. During sessions, I expand the parents understanding of their child’s behaviour as a way of communication as well as exploring their own attitudes and beliefs around parenting.
Having worked with parents of children with special needs throughout my career, I am also specialised in accompanying parents through the unique journey of parenting a child with special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), developmental disorders, genetic disorders and life-threatening illnesses.
In addition to individual consultations, I offer parenting groups which are attended by 5-10 parents, and focus on building positive relationships, setting boundaries, promoting self-esteem, developing emotional intelligence and understanding basic psychological needs of children and how to empower parents to meet those needs.