Psychotherapy for the Wetherby, Leeds, and York areas
Hi there, thanks for visiting my website. Here's some information that I think could be useful to you. Please feel free to send me a message if you have any questions.
I've been in practice since 2011. I received good quality training in an integrative school, and have a PhD modelling change in psychotherapy. But aside from the professional accreditations, I've learned the most from my practice experience over the twelve years.
Therapy is at its best when it becomes the time in your week when the feelings and ideas that you're turning over inside are brought into clear view and they crystallise - together we discover a gem, a moment of deepening truth and understanding, that you take away from the session. Some times the therapist can be an educator, offering useful language and tools for making sense of your experience; at other times a coach, helping you prepare for the big challenges you currently face.
I can offer therapy if you're seeking help with depression, anxiety (including social anxiety), family issues, higher education, workplace issues, stress and careers, aloneness and loneliness, low self-esteem, shame and acceptance, bereavement and loss, spiritual concerns, fear of death and the search for meaning.
I work within a pluralistic framework, which means that I offer a therapeutic approach which is bespoke to you, and also one that we envisage together. Where it could be helpful I can offer existential, systemic, psychodynamic, or cognitive behavioural approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I will strive to be a person you can trust, and as such create a space where you can speak in complete confidence. There should also be a sense that the therapy has purpose – let’s work together and get to the heart of the matter.
Here is an article I had published in Therapy Today, November 2022 which offers some perspectives on those big existential questions that we all might grapple with at different times in our lives (click here to download).
Sessions are ordinarily charged at £70 and we have the option of meeting either in person at the Pure Treatment Rooms, Wetherby, online over Zoom, or over the phone.