I am a psychotherapist, and my practice focuses on relational templates. Simply put, this means I look at how we relate with ourselves, others, and the world. In making sense of our experiences, by understanding how we process them, I help to identify the obstacles within that prevent living a more fulfilling life.
Rogers, 1961; Winnicott, 1965
I focus on the role of relationships in both creating and healing suffering. Our past relationships with significant others will influence how we relate in the way that we do. We are shaped by our social context; the responses we received and how in turn they were experienced and internalised.
When relationships fail to connect with, and respond to what we need during development, we will lose confidence and find new ways of relating to protect ourselves. Protective responses are not always authentic. With purpose back then, today they could be contributing factors to the problems brought to therapy.
My approach to psychotherapy is concerned with the relational context of your past, present, and the future you are striving for. In the therapeutic relationship we will explore, challenge, and modify relational patterns and repetitive, unsatisfactory ways of being.
Using me and our relationship, you will develop a stronger, more positive sense of self as you learn the origins of your relational template; gaining a deeper understanding of who you are, what you want; discovering what parts of self were denied, as you reconnect with your more authentic, true self.
conscious exploration of present day challenges brought to therapy
access the source and origin of those past responses, experienced through the strategies that protect them, defence mechanisms, and other forms of unconscious communication
(re)connect and (re)experience the unmet need, absent connection, and distress at its core, to fully open up for future growth, freedom and becoming