Psychotherapy is a collaborative inquiry into your life.

Its aim is to help you understand why you are the way you are, connect you with real feelings, help you to mourn past losses, and thus free you up for the possibility of lifelong change.

You don’t have to be ‘ill’ to see a psychotherapist. Many people see a psychotherapist at different periods of difficulty in their lives because they value the trust, support and empowerment that they gain.

Broadly, I have three approaches:

Brief Therapeutic Intervention

1-5 sessions

Frequently the most effective approach if, for example, if you are suffering panic attacks, flashbacks or nightmares.

In this approach I will be using a combination of analytic, as well as the mindfulness, sensorimotor, and EMDR approaches described elsewhere on my 'Experience' page.

This approach may well allow you to process major episodes in your past life quickly, safely and effectively. Sessions typically last from 1-2 hours. Many clients achieve major breakthroughs.

Counselling or Coaching

5-12 sessions

This is the approach I take for those with busy lives who have had a significant disruption in a relationship or a job, and who are seeking a place to process the events, to be listened to carefully, and to move on.

The ‘disruption’ may be the loss of a relationship, a bereavement, or it may be a setback of some kind: a promotion that never seems to come, for example.


13+ sessions

This approach is for those seeking a more in-depth look at their lives.

Longer term psychotherapy can really enrich your life at both an emotional and intellectual level.

You'll develop a level of understanding and awareness of both yourself and others that will significantly increase your effectiveness at whatever it is you want to do in your life.

Longer-term psychotheray is particularly appropriate for those who've suffered chronic or complex trauma - problems around identity, derealisation, depersonalisation, dissociation that are usually caused by long-term emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse.

But it's useful also for those suffering chronic pain or fatigue where there is no obvious physical cause.

And, not least, it's useful for those whose lives have simply gone 'terribly wrong', and who are puzzled as to why.