Therapy offers you the opportunity to talk through events, situations or relationships that are troubling you, in order to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your life and other people.
Through exploring and clarifying your experience and feelings, it is possible to find new meanings in life. Psychotherapy and counselling can also open up new possibilities and choices.
People come to therapy for many different reasons. But most come because they are facing some difficulty in their lives at that moment. This could include feelings of sadness, loss, anxiety, depression, guilt or anger. Or it could be for specific issues such as relationship difficulties, life transitions, postnatal depression, sexuality issues, fertility problems, lack of confidence, eating problems, addictions or trauma.
Way of Working
As an existential psychotherapist I understand your issues as problems in living rather than from a medical perspective. The approach looks at the person as a whole, living in your particular context. This includes your relationship to yourself, to others and to your culture as well as the way in which you live and act in the world.
We will explore your personal values and beliefs and put into perspective your assumptions and judgements. The emphasis of the work will be on your concerns, your experience and what is important to you. We will need to fully understand your current experience before we can look at what you may want to achieve and how you might go about achieving it.
Through this process you will gain a deeper understanding of what is meaningful for you and will be able to make informed choices about the way in which you live your life.