Areas of Expertise
I use talk therapy to help you to live a better, healthier life. Talk therapy is intended to help you to improve and maintain your mental health and well-being. We will work together to bring about positive changes in your thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning.
Somatic Body Work
Physical pain may be the body's way of expressing repressed emotions. Through somatic body work, we uncover the stories that hide behind the physical pain helping you to feel relaxed and at peace. The mind-body connection can help you survey your internal self and listen to signals your body sends about areas of pain, discomfort, or imbalance. These practices allow you to access more information about the ways you hold on to your experiences in your body.
Our behaviour and feelings as adults are rooted in our childhood experiences. Present and past relationships are of primary importance in determining how we feel and behave. Our behaviour and feelings are powerfully affected by the meaning of events to the unconscious mind.
I use well established methods such as talk therapy, focused reflection, emotional expression, breathing techniques, body work, guided visualization, meditation, movement exercises, dreamwork, dance and art therapy.
Individually selected readings and structured exercises may be suggested for you to do in your own time. These provide context and grounding and help you integrate the session work into your everyday life. Through experience, meaning and action, you may come to understand how you create your life through self-conception in every moment.