Psychotherapy is a joint endeavour, a reflective conversation looking at thoughts, allowing and noticing feelings and providing a space in which you can feel safe enough to enquire into your experience, without a fear of judgement or rejection.
I respond to what you bring in order to facilitate your self-understanding and insight, so that you can find what leads you to a sense of wellbeing. There can be experiences that were uncomfortable and were unable to be processed - that are still confusing. There may have been situations in which you were unable to respond as you would have liked to or needed to at the time.
Through a careful joint enquiry we can begin to become more conscious of how these times have influenced our relationship to others and to our own feelings now. Are our feelings listened to, welcomed and accepted, or are they too uncomfortable to be with and unconsciously or consciously avoided? Through therapy we can start to develop a relationship to them and discover new doors and choices.
Our work together may involve becoming present for our feelings and bodily sensations, observing and working with what you are meeting in life, with your inner-life and dreams, now and in the context of your life's journey. Whatever way is effective for you to help access what you would like to explore in therapy is welcome, including the narrative of your experience, your bodily sensations, imagery, metaphor, poetry, movement, art, music, silence and role-play.