My professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships:
- BSc Psychology
- MA psychotherapy
- UKCP registered Gestalt and relational psychotherapist
My professional experience:
I have been working in the mental health sector since 2008 as a Gestalt and relational therapist. I have experience working with diversity and sexuality issues, anger, depression, anxiety and trauma. In parallel to working at Nightingale Hospital I have a private practice in which I offer short-term (6 to 14 sessions) and long-term therapy to individuals and couples.
My personal Statement:
While I trained as a Gestalt psychotherapist, I focus on the relational aspect of psychotherapy. The purpose of relational psychotherapy is to help people to examine their struggles, be it sexual, depression, anxiety and trauma through their interpersonal relationships.
Unlike approaches that see human functioning as based upon the interaction of drives and forces within the person, particularly unconscious ones a relational approach focuses on the connectedness to other people and to our environment, viewing us as inseparable from it.
One of the primary goals of the relational approach is to help people develop the skills necessary to build productive, enduring and supportive relationships. This is based on the assumption that we can only truly know ourselves through our relationships.
With a background in multi-disciplinary settings, I bring my experience in setting clear goals and working towards meeting them.