I am a Gestalt Therapist and Psychotherapist and specialise in working with couples who are faced with unexpected events or chronic issues affecting the quality of their relationship. I also work extensively with individuals who are dealing with anxiety, stress, workplace issues and relationship/family issues.
Specifically, I assist couples to work through the rupture of their relationship, when one of them has had an affair. To help them address “unfinished business” and often long held resentments that impacts their feeling of safety and connection with their partner. Sometimes there has not been a crisis, just a slow disconnection from each other, and the realisation something is wrong, and they want to get back to what they used to have.
I have worked as an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner mediating with separated parents to work through their parenting issues as new single parents. I no longer maintain my accreditation as I have focussed on my psychotherapy practice, but these experiences value add enormously to my work with couples and families.
My Therapeutic Approach
I work from a place of genuine interest and curiosity about each person I meet with. I am informed by a range of training including my decades of nursing and midwifery, Gestalt Therapy, Attachment and Polyvagal theories and my belief in equality & social justice.
I will support and validate you and your experiences, and provide a trusting and safe environment so you are able to explore different and effective ways of being with yourself as well as significant people in your life. I use humour, stories, experiments and demonstrations to help you to gain the most from your sessions.