“The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind”
The most important elements to getting something out of therapy, is the relationship you build with your therapist, honest, warm, perhaps challenging, trust is vital. The something else that is there in good relationships also needs to be in the therapeutic relationship, a place where you can feel seen, heard, understood. As a therapist what I need is your commitment, the honesty to reveal the things you maybe don't even want to admit to yourself and finally, your engagement.
I'm a believer in catharsis, evolution, that even breaking may be an important part of shifting to a better place in life. Perhaps something has happened that is prompting a reassessment, or you simply can no longer avoid the thing that is keeping you stuck in your life or relationship. Identity feels so very fundamental at points like this, gaining a sense of who you are, what you want from life and most importantly how you get it. Therapy really is about trying to make some sense, gain clarity, and start to work from a place of feeling more anchored. I find this work is a privilege because I get to see evolution, it often doesn't come easily, but it's genuinely uplifting when understanding and awareness emerges and behaviour changes to create new outcomes.
One thing that is unchanged is that good therapy can be like a form of human alchemy. At the heart of the work is a relationship, so finding someone you trust is really important.
At the moment my work is online, though where possible I also work from lovely Therapy Rooms in Central London W1 near Charlotte Street, and Hampstead NW3. I offer a relaxed, confidential space for you to explore what is troubling you.
Alternatively I offer Walking Therapy on Hampstead Heath, Regents Park and Primrose Hill. This has always been part of my practice because for some there is something in our wellbeing to be gained just from being outside.