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 Relationship Issues
Relationships are a very fulfilling part of our lives, irrespectively if we are thinking about our social, professional or family life. We rely on strong connections with our loved ones, friends and colleagues for guidance, love, support and our overall wellbeing.
Still, having meaningful and healthy relationships is not a given, as they require time, effort and a multitude of skills to start and maintain them. Some of us may struggle to form satisfactory relationships by feeling lonely or isolated while others can become increasingly dissatisfied with their current relationships.
Irrespectively if you want to focus on a particular relationship or on yourself and the way you relate to others; therapy can have a lot to offer. For example, here you will have a neutral space to gain a better understanding of yourself, of your relational patterns and of the problems and issues that are affecting your relationships. It is entirely up to you to decide if you want to rebuild, end or change your current relationships.
Ultimately, therapy can help you clarify what you want from your relationships and how you can develop better ways of relating and maintaining those relationships.
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As a registered member of BACP, I adhere to and uphold their ethical and practical guidelines.
All my work is professionally supervised and have a full professional indemnity insurance.