Psychotherapist

COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

 

Bridge1 I offer confidential counselling and psychotherapy treatment for individuals and couples, either short-term or over a longer period. I am flexible and collaborative in setting goals with each new client, according to their needs and priorities.

I can help you develop ways to relate better with others, make decisions about your life direction, and regulate your emotions in stressful situations. I assist people with specific mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder, to learn to manage these better. I also offer solution-focused and cognitive-behaviour therapy when appropriate.

I see many clients who struggle with the after-effects of trauma, supporting them to resolve their feelings, make sense of their experience, and deal with their symptoms more effectively. I also assist individuals with complex trauma, including childhood abuse or neglect, who may need longer-term psychotherapy to repair a damaged sense of self.

My practice involves both verbal and experiential therapy, depending on the needs of the client. I use various techniques to help clients explore, process and make sense of their feelings and thoughts. I am experienced in the use of somatic processing, emotion-focused therapy and therapeutic touch in psychotherapy, and may incorporate these methods if appropriate, in consultation with the client.

I respect the worth of all individuals, regardless of gender identity, cultural background or sexual orientation.

 

SUPERVISION

 

I offer supervision to somatic psychotherapists, and others who wish to include an awareness of bodily and affective experience in their work with clients. I am informed by the principles of Self Psychology and Intersubjectivity theory, and incorporate these in my work as a supervisor, as well as in my practice with clients.

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