How I work

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Person-centred

Being a person-centred therapist means placing client autonomy first. It means offering a compassionate response to your experiences. I work with your reality, not mine and treat the person, not the problem.

I’m passionate about learning. I also hold a certificate in cognitive behavioural therapy and I’m currently deepening my understanding by pursuing a further diploma in psychotherapy. These skills help me get to the bottom of what’s blocking change for you.

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Trauma-informed

Taking a trauma-informed approach to therapy means accepting the overwhelming evidence that experiences such as anxiety, depression, OCD and so on are best understood not as medical illnesses but rather as normal and natural human responses to distressing circumstances.

I became a therapist because I wanted to make a compassionate response to suffering and offer an alternative to the “othering” of client experience I was seeing in some areas of mental health. You’re not broken. Let’s start there.

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Trauma-informed

Taking a trauma-informed approach to therapy means accepting the overwhelming evidence that experiences such as anxiety, depression, OCD and so on are best understood not as medical illnesses but rather as normal and natural human responses to distress.

I became a therapist because I wanted to make a compassionate response to suffering and offer an alternative to the “othering” of client experience I was seeing in some areas of mental health. You’re not broken. Let’s start there.

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Before the critical faculty

In our earliest years, before we have learned to be critical of what we see and hear, things are suggested to us that we take in our innocence as literal truths. Throwaway comments such as: “You’re so clumsy!” can programme us for life.

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Old tapes ...

These notions form part of our core beliefs about ourselves and the world. We continue to run these old tapes on autopilot in the back of our minds, well into adulthood, when they can begin to hold us back. 

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Old tapes ...

These notions form part of our core beliefs about ourselves and the world. We continue to run these old tapes on autopilot in the back of our minds, well into adulthood, when they can begin to hold us back. 

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How hypnotherapy helps

It can be challenging to change some habits with will-power alone, because perpetuating them has become a core part of our subconscious belief system. First, I’ll listen to you and help you to uncover the root causes of these unhelpful old beliefs. Then I’ll help you to set your own goals for change.

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The hypnotic meditation

Then, together we’ll use a relaxing meditative state — a bit like daydreaming, or mindfulness — to access the subconscious mind, erase the unhelpful “programs” and replace them with the new attitudes you’ve chosen to adopt.

 

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