I work as an integrative therapist, meaning I apply a depth understanding of a number of approaches to thinking about human relationships and psychology. In theoretical terms, my work is chiefly guided by humanistic thinking, particularly Gestalt psychotherapy, and by attachment theory. Primarily I am a relational therapist: I believe that we learn who we are and how we engage with others in our early relationships, and that through novel relationships - with a therapist for example - we can change unhelpful learned patterns and find a new way for ourselves.
I have particular clinical and personal interests in death, dying and bereavement, and relational trauma/complex PTSD. I work in private practice, where I see clients for long and short-term work. I previously also co-managed a community counselling service in Cambridge, providing short-term NHS-funded counselling in GP surgeries and community settings.
I offer supervision face-to-face in St Margaret's Hope, Orkney or by video conferencing. My working hours are flexible Tuesday-Thursday between 8.00am and 8.00pm, other times possible by arrangement.