Come home to yourself

Starting therapy, whether individual or in a group, is a way to come home to ourselves, an opportunity to create more internal stability in an increasingly fast-paced, turbulent world. It’s deciding we want something different for ourselves, even if we’re not initially clear what that might look like.

Experience | Experiment | Learn | Grow

Psychotherapy offers you an opportunity to share and explore your deepest self. If we work together, you and I form a particular, professional relationship to enable you to experience yourself with greater awareness. We can identify and work with your embodied patterns, roles and identities, and how these play out in your relationships with yourself and others. Over time you can practise new ways of responding to yourself and others. By doing this you can learn more satisfying ways of living your life.

I believe therapy is fundamentally about supporting us to grow. Growth is an ongoing, evolutionary process over the course of our life – in therapy we can learn what enables us to grow, and what gets in the way. In this we can become more self-referenced; more responsible for, more loving and compassionate towards ourselves, whatever is happening in our lives at the time. For me, a key benefit and goal of therapy is learning the art of self-management and self-regulation. We do this through experiencing and experimenting with how we use ourselves and how we form both familiar and new attitudes and behaviour. In doing this we can learn how to become more stable, responsive, and confident; more able to manage whatever we encounter over the course of our life.