I was helped tremendously by my own experience of therapy, and have been influenced by a variety of approaches to it. I know a thing or two about depression, not caring much for oneself and struggling to understand one’s feelings; I come at it as one who has seen for himself that a better life and a better relationship with the self is both possible and worthwhile.
I lived abroad for extended periods of my life, and that perspective aids my work, as I found being an ‘other’ helped me to know myself better culturally and made me more sensitive to difference. I also bring my educational background in philosophy into my work, as the existential themes of death, responsibility and choice impact all of us at some point, and need to be integrated into any approach to mental health.
I describe my therapeutic approach as integrative, which means I integrate a variety of modalities and schools of thought in my work. These approaches include, but are not limited to: Attachment Theory, Psychodynamic (primarily Object Relations), Analytical Psychology (Jungian), Self Psychology, Person Centred Existential, Transactional Analysis, and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
My qualifications and professional details:
Registered Member MBACP, register number 382938
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (Distinction), Centre for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD)
MSc Psychology (Distinction), University of East London
CPCAB Level 2 & 3 Certificates in Counselling Studies and Skills, Lambeth College
BA (Hon.) Philosophy, University of Sussex