I can help you to focus on standing back and exploring your inner world. Gaining greater insight, discovering new perspectives, finding acceptance and emotional resolution from your suffering. I create a friendly, non-judgemental and confidential atmosphere, drawing on my training, to support you in finding balance and a personally authentic life.
Working with a model that expands on traditional psychodynamic and emotion focussed therapy by using experiential dynamic strategies in order to foster a deeper understanding of the complexity of your human experience. Exploring together how we can develop your own bespoke skills, expand on your more positive experiences to provide resilience for a brighter future.
My training is essentially integrative, client centred and technically eclectic, it uses elements of psychodynamic theory and blends experiential dynamic approaches with emotion focussed therapy. It is based on evidence from current advances in neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology. It tends to focus on exploring our defensive behaviours and feelings, regulating anxiety to encourage tolerating feelings that have been defended against and endeavours to restructure our perspective toward them. As a general principal I focus on a more intense, shorter-term therapy.
More about my approach
My initial training is in Mindfulness Based Experiential Therapy (MBET) pioneered by Hari Murday is informed and influenced by elements of Dr Diana Fosha’s Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Dr Habib Davanloo’s Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). The model also embodies mindfulness-based elements of therapies such as Dr Stephen Haye’s Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and the practice of mindfulness is not a “bolt-on” to the approach but an integral part of the therapists daily routine. The experiential element encourages the increased awareness of emotional distress as expressed in the body, utilising moment-to-moment tracking to expedite the process of navigating toward more profound emotions. MBET uses practical and experiential techniques where appropriate to encourage emotional experience as an addition to intellectual understanding. Being client centred MBET evolves within its parameters to meet the specific needs of the individual, accentuating the approach that best fits them personally.
For sessions in the City of London
For sessions in the Clapham, Tooting and Haywards Heath
Online sessions via Skype or telephone
Double sessions of 100 minutes are available by separate arrangement.
Weekend sessions are available by separate arrangement.
Home visits for those with limited mobility are available on request.
Subject to availability, I have two concessionary slots for those who are unemployed, on disability benefit, or with limited resources (documentary evidence required).