Therapy for LGBTQ+
Many of the concerns and life challenges LGBTQ people bring to therapy are those common among all people and they might not relate to their identity or sexuality. In this case, you might feel more comfortable with someone who aware of the specific needs of the LGBTQ+ community, who is experienced in working professionally with the community and lastly, someone who identifies as a proud member of this community.
An inclusive approach:
Furthermore, I am open to working with:
diverse gender and sexual identities;
consensual polyamorous relationships;
people living with HIV.
There is no one-size-fits-all model of therapy, as people grow, heal and change at a different pace.
I am trained in multiple modalities including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), psychodynamic, family and systemic and my core modality: existential and phenomenological. That is to say, I like to base my work equally on psychological and psychotherapeutic theories as well as philosophy (with an emphasis on Continental Philosophy).
I prefer to work in a flexible, client-centred and integrative manner; drawing from different approaches and techniques, depending on our counselling process and your needs and preferences.
It begins by learning who and how you are, and then collaboratively we can shape ways in which you can achieve your own goal and improve your well-being.
Therapy for Anxiety
A safe, accepting and non-judgemental space
Feeling anxious is part of us. We respond with anxiety to a variety of situations or feelings that we cannot bear to think about or experience. Usually, there is something painful, hurtful or uncomfortable that we would rather ignore or push aside.
Anxiety can cover up our difficult experience allowing us to avoid it. This may be useful in certain situations; but it can also have unpleasant consequences for us, especially when anxiety starts impacting our life significantly.
Therapy can help you address the underlying reasons for your anxiety. By identifying triggers and patterns, therapy can help you understand what is affecting you; and this is the first step to overcome it.
Together we can discover better ways to cope with what is painful or uncomfortable for you and, as a result, reducing how anxious you feel.
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All my work is professionally supervised and have a full professional indemnity insurance.