I work with individuals and couples offering counselling, psychotherapy and coaching in Edinburgh, London and Online. As a psychotherapist working with a pluralistic model of therapy, my belief is that you are the ultimate expert of your own unique life, even if at times you may not feel that way. My role is to assist you to understand more of yourself and your life experiences, to motivate you to move forward when you feel stuck, and to offer practical suggestions that can help you resolve your difficulties in your everyday life.
Pluralistic psychotherapy is a collaborative and integrative model of psychotherapy that starts from the assumption that probably there is no one single psychotherapeutic approach that is suitable for indeed all clients. Instead of trying to “squeeze” every client's needs to fit in just one particular therapy model, as a pluralistic psychotherapist I have the ability and flexibility to employ a wider selection of methods and techniques from various psychotherapies, offering a unique personalised form of therapy that can empower, motivate and fully engage any client that I work with.
My training is extensive and diverse. After completing my undergraduate studies in Psychology, over the years I further pursued postgraduate studies and training in: person-centred/experiential counselling and psychotherapy; emotion-focused therapy (EFT); somatic psychotherapy; cognitive-behavioural methods and techniques are important, but they can be truly effective only within the environment of the right relationship and alliance. From my part, I provide those conditions that can foster an understanding, accepting, trusting and genuine relationship between the two of us, where you may feel safe and comfortable to open up , to process the painful aspects of your experience, and eventually to heal, grow and achieve your full potential.
I am able to help with a range of issues but in particular I have specialised and have extensive experience with: trauma, anxiety, panic attacks and stress, depression and low mood, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties, intimacy and sexuality issues, anger, low self-esteem and confidence, personality disorders and dissociation, and men's issues.
I look forward to helping you work through your present difficulties and to grow further. For more information, please visit: www.thelifeacademy.com