I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with a practice in the centre of Tunbridge Wells. My approach although essentially ‘psychodynamic’ is informed by other ways of thinking and working including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), mindfulness, attachment and mentalisation based theory.
A ‘psychodynamic’ approach is based on the understanding that how we feel in the present is linked not only to our own individual and unique psyche (our mind) but also, either knowingly or un-knowingly to earlier experiences. Some of these experiences may seem relatively unimportant and we may never have thought about how they might affect us and the pattern of our relationships with others.
As part of my practice, I am a nominated therapist for students training to be counsellors with the local member centre of The National Counselling Network (NCN) whose aim is offer high quality professional counselling for local communities. In this context I also work with psychology and psychotherapy students.