Who I Work With

The more we sense that we are effectively connected, the more autonomous and separate we can be.

Sue Johnson

Who I Work With

People come to see me for many different reasons.

Sometimes, one issue may be particularly pertinent such as grief,  relationship problems, or work stress.  

Often, it is a combination of reasons.

You, and perhaps people you care about, might be concerned that you’re more withdrawn, sleeping poorly or struggling to switch off.  

You may be affected by physical symptoms; feeling overwhelmed, or, isolated.  

Perhaps you’ve noticed you’re trying to avoid topics that remind you of what is distressing you, whether it is something in your current life, or something from your past.  You may be finding it difficult to talk with your friends or family about what is affecting you.  

If we decide to work together, we’ll think about what brings you to therapy and what might be helpful. 

I provide support to a diverse range of people.

We can all be impacted by the society and culture(s) we live in.  This can affect how we relate to ourselves and others.  For example, how we feel about our bodies, relationship status, or abilities.  We may feel judged, judge ourselves, and perhaps others, in relation to factors such as mental health, sexual practices, belief systems, lifestyle and ethnicity.    

Within therapy it may be important for us to attend to the different aspects of your context, and identity, including what you feel able to express and why.  

I work with individuals, couples, multiples, families and groups. People who live alone or cohabit.

I am experienced in working with people who live away from their family and culture of origin.

Some of the reasons people come to see me include, but are not limited to, the following issues:

  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Aftermath of an affair
  • Anger
  • Anxiety 
  • Autism spectrum conditions
  • Bereavement
  • Body image issues
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Divorce and separation
  • Family issues 

  • Fertility
  • Guilt & shame
  • Identity issues
  • Intimacy and trust
  • Learning disabilities
  • Life & work stress
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Low self worth
  • Personal development
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexuality and sexual identity
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Some of the reasons people come to me include, but are not limited to, the following issues:

 

  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Aftermath of an affair
  • Anger
  • Anxiety (all forms incl. GAD)
  • Attachment based issues
  • Autism spectrum conditions
  • Bereavement
  • Body image issues
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Divorce and separation
  • Fertility
  • Guilt & shame
  • Identity issues
  • Intimacy and trust
  • Learning disabilities
  • Life & work stress
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Low self worth
  • Personal development
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexuality and sexual identity
  • Stress
  • Trauma

In the beginning of life, when we are infants, we need others to survive, right? And at the end of life, when you get like me, you need others to survive, right? […] But here’s the secret: in between, we need others as well.

Morrie Schwartz