Within each individual is the potential to live with vitality and authenticity. We journey through life on paths that are, at times, smooth and predictable, and at other times, unstable or even hidden from us all together, thus sometimes creating feelings of depression, anxiety, stress and dissatisfaction. I believe that therapy provides us each with an opportunity to make sense of this journey and reconnect with our vitality and our potential through understanding ourselves, our experiences and our relationships with others.
I practice psychodynamically-informed psychotherapy with particular emphasis on a self-psychological approach. In this approach, therapist and client explore all aspects of the client’s experience, including thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and relationships (past and present), in a search for the meaning behind current or ongoing concerns. Symptoms are often alleviated through therapy as individuals gain a deeper emotional understanding of, and connection to, themselves.
For some people and some difficulties, psychodynamically-informed psychotherapy may not be suitable, in these cases, I can also offer alternative types of therapy, including Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as mutually agreed upon.
I offer clinic-based appointments to adults who may or may not have a clinical diagnosis. I work with people who may be seeking to explore and understand themselves more fully to enrich their psychological and interpersonal lives. In addition, I have significant experience working with people who have a clinical diagnosis such as:
- Adjustment Disorder
- Postnatal Depression
- Alcohol and/or Drug Dependence