My approach is thoughtful, creative, and sensible. And I work either in the room or out on the land, in parks and woods.
I initially trained in integrative counselling, drawing on the psychodynamic, person-centered and transpersonal theoretical teachings. As I developed my practice, I’ve grown an interest in ecopsychology and imagination, and more recently in nonlinear therapy. I believe each client is a unique individual and I adapt the work in consequence. I attend to the whole of the person, integrating thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, dreams and social environment. As an ecotherapist, I also take into account our interconnectedness with the natural world and how the state of this relationship might impact on our lives. And finally, I consider the working relationship between my clients and I as central to the therapy.
Human beings are like fine ecosystems and sometimes we are thrown out of balance and feel overwhelmed, lost or in need of clarification. And exploring what is troubling you in a warm and confidential space can be beneficial. Making sense of your experience might mean looking at your present and past experiences and relationships, as well as your place and relationship to the wider world and your more unconscious processes. At times, I might suggest to work with images, metaphors, dreams, visualizations or nature-based practices to further explore what’s troubling you and support you.
I’ll provide you with a space where you can talk freely, while being supported in an empathic, exploratory and, when appropriate, challenging way. My hope is to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your environment and identify new resources, thus retrieving a greater freedom in your choices and a stronger connection to yourself and others.
Issues I work with - not limited list: anxiety, social media & digital stress, life transitions, depression, grief, loss, low self-esteem, stress & burnout, identity, relationships, creativity.