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 even 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.
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) is a therapeutic approach that many clients find useful. I have some training in this way of working and am able offer this to clients. However, my training also allows me to draw on developmental theory, attachment theory and psychodynamic approaches and my aim is to work with clients in whatever way best supports them to make progress.