My secret talent:
While I cannot aim, throw a ball straight or hit a mark to save myself, I often get told I hit the mark as a therapist – ‘you just get it’ – when supporting clients to see patterns in their behaviours. Highly developed assessment skills 😊
What’s it like to be in a room with me?
I’m interested to understand what brings you to counselling and how you are feeling in the moment. I am warm and down to earth, with most clients saying they feel at ease very quickly with me. I’m not here to judge but I do offer constructive feedback as required. This honest feedback can often deepen my client’s trust in me and help them to understand their situation better and make the changes they want to make. I’d say I am more direct than soft spoken, although I adapt according what my clients need. I use strength-based principles and emotion focussed therapy to help couples or individuals shift towards growth, adaptability and resilience.
What’s my non-negotiable when it comes to taking care of my own mental health?
Of all the things I do to take care of myself, seeing my therapist is my non-negotiable. Having a space where I can regularly check-in with myself, while feeling understood and accepted, warts-and-all, is the best medicine there is.
My life motto:
You are not a tree, you can move! Whilst change is hard, with the right insight, support, self-compassion and commitment to yourself, you can in due course, grow and get to a place of inner clarity and peace within.