My secret talent:
Making things! Currently, my favourite go to hands-on activities are woodworking, sewing, and cooking.
What’s it like to be in a room with me?
I am genuinely interested in people’s stories and have a deep respect for each person’s individuality and autonomy. I have been told that this shines through in my way of relating to others, and that I foster a sense of trust and openness in the therapy space. I am not afraid to go to difficult places with my clients, but also have a laid-back and flexible style which means I will gladly also share a laugh with my clients, or puzzle over the weird and whacky ways of life!
What’s my non-negotiable when it comes to taking care of my own mental health?
Rather than waiting for the right time to commit to big acts of self-care, I aim to engage in lots of smaller, daily acts that support my mental health. Sometimes this is as small as noticing the bird sounds during my walk to work or finding the time to make my bed in the morning.
My life motto:
This too, shall pass.