My approach to psychotherapy is grounded in a fundamental conviction that we all have the potential for positive change, even when past experiences or our current situation make this hard to accept.
Telling the stories of our own lives, to ourselves or to others, is probably the most fundamental way we make sense of who we are. Some of these stories may be positive and well-known, but others can be less easy to share. We can also find ourselves in "two minds" (or more) about the same events and struggle to make sense of our experience and reactions in a consistent way. Some of our life experiences may even be buried so deep, or feel so painful, that we struggle to put them into words at all. It is invariably some aspect of your unique story that will bring you to therapy in the first place, and this provides a great starting point for our work together.
I am trained in a range of therapeutic approaches, drawing from attachment and developmental theory as well as psychodynamic perspectives. I increasingly find that Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) is a therapeutic approach which enables these approaches to be integrated in a way that makes sense and is very helpful for many clients.