SERVICES I OFFER
Finding the Right Choice for You
A Happier, Healthier You
Through personalized assessment, formulation and interventions, individual therapy is about working collaboratively to facilitate the achievement of your specific therapeutic goals. At the core of sound psychological therapy is a strong working relationship between you and your therapist - one built on non-judgement, trust and understanding. Within this safe and confidential space, you can reflect on what you are going through. Using an integrative approach, including CBT and Person-Centered Therapy, both short-term and long-term interventions offer you a means of gaining insight into your difficulties, as well about yourself. Individual therapy not only provides you practical tools for coping with issues now, but equips you to tackle challenges in the future.
The bond with a romantic partner can be one of the most meaningful interpersonal relationships of your life, and yet no one is ever taught outright how to create healthy, loving relationships - nor how to maintain them during times of difficulty. Couples therapy is beneficial for any kind of relationship you may have, whether you are straight, LGBTQ+, mixed-race, young, old, dating, engaged or married. It can work on a preventative basis, for example, building communication skills in pre-marriage counselling, or on tackling long-term struggles, such as addiction or infidelity. The aim of couples therapy is to (re)build your intimacy - whether emotionally or sexually - through gaining insight into relational patterns of behavior, resolving conflicts, and improving satisfaction, using a variety of therapeutic tools. My philosophy is that every couple is different: sessions will unravel that unique story, for you to make sense of your desires and goals for the future.
Here For You
Online sessions may be a more convenient and affordable way for you to access therapy, and in fact research shows that it is just as effective as traditional, in situ therapy. Although I do see local clients face-to-face, the majority of my clients take part in online sessions, particularly now with social distancing concerns due to Covid-19. Online therapy sessions represent a major shift in modern psychology: using technology to make individual and couples therapy more accessible for you. This use of technology is also known as “telemedicine”, and is part of a growing shift, which I embrace, in the healthcare industry, with technology giving you more convenient and on-demand benefits.
MY AREAS OF INTEREST
Specializations & Focus
ANXIETY & STRESS
High levels of stress are pervasive, with anxiety disorders affecting about 18% of people every year, making it the most common mental health complaint. Whilst only about 37% of sufferers seek support, the positive news for you is that anxiety is actually highly treatable. Due to my background and experience, I have a special interest in its management, whether you are simply going through a challenging time of strain, or you are in need of a customized intervention for a specific issue (e.g. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Phobia, Specific Phobia).
Adjustment Through Awareness
More than ever, we live in a transnational world, and you may be one of the millions of people emigrating for business, study or pleasure. Or perhaps you are a second-generation child or a "third culture kid", who has had to always juggle conflicting cultural pressures. No matter what your background or reason for travel may be, moving between countries and cultures can have a dramatic effect on your state of mind and identity. I have worked with expats, international students, refugees and many other multicultural people, and specialize in helping those going through these transitions to gain understanding and adaptation.
Growth & Development
Adolescence and young adulthood are natural times of transition for everyone: a gap between childhood and maturity, and a shift between school and university/work. It is also a time of finding a difficult balance between the influences of your family, friends, and society. It is no wonder that so many struggle during this period of life, particularly around areas of identity and acceptance. My work in both school and therapeutic settings has allowed me to work closely with this age group. I like to encourage you to find your own voice and take responsibility in therapy, whilst working alongside parents and teachers to get the most holistic results possible.