We are wired for interpersonal connection. So when something is getting in the way of our healthy mutual relationships, or when we lose an important relationship, we can feel lost, alone, overwhelmed. At these times talking helps.
Interpersonal connection is both the aim and the process of relational psychotherapy. I will listen closely and openly to your story. I will help you to be with the difficult feelings that arise and join you in exploring these feelings with compassion and curiosity. We pay close attention to our dynamic as we go, making sure that what we are doing in sessions feels right to you.
What you can expect in a session:
A safe, respectful space
An empathic, non-judgemental listener
A self-directed approach
As we explore your experiences, you will come to recognize the negative patterns that hold you back from living life as fully as you want. You will also identify the positive patterns that you want to foster more of. We will look at how these patterns have come about — and continue to be shaped by — significant relationships, both past and present. We work at your pace, focussing on your needs, your strengths and your goals.
There are no easy answers in therapy; but having someone to meet you where you are at, and work with you just as you are right now, can help ease the overwhelmed feeling of going it alone. As you strengthen and transform your sense of self, it increases your confidence and well-being in the world.
My approach is grounded in the principles of anti-oppression and intersectional feminism; I practice from a queer, trans and gender non-conforming positive stance. I take seriously the ways that power differentials and social issues impact our experience. Everyone is welcome in my practice.
Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have. I welcome discussion, and strive for transparency and clarity with my clients.