Integrative Psychotherapist in training
Qualification and Experience
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist meaning I incorporate a range of modalities specific to each client across psychodynamic, existential and humanistic approaches. I am a member of the UKCP (UK Council of Psychotherapy) and working towards my full accreditation at CHAT Services. In my practice, I have experience working with a range of issues including anxiety, trauma, relationships, family dynamics, self-harm and other mental health issues.
Current Work and Interest
I enjoy working with clients on a whole spectrum of issues although particular interests include trauma, depression, self-esteem, bereavement, romantic relationships and family dynamics. So I pay particular attention to the connection between body and mind. Having spent some time working for a mental health charity in Sri Lanka, I am also extremely interested in culture and cross-cultural issues.
My Approach to therapy
Every client is unique and has a different story to tell, and my approach reflects this. I place a particular emphasis on the relationship between therapist and client, and believe that through the establishment of a stable and warm-hearted connection, the meaningful work happens. My belief is that once trust is gained, we can work together to go to those difficult places and begin to untangle negative feelings.
In my sessions, I strongly believe in not only revisiting the past (which can be very painful) but also the importance of focusing on the present state and also hopes for the future. I feel that this gives a more holistic framework in which to work and construct the life that we want.
I work with a range of clients from different backgrounds and across different age groups for both long and short periods of time. Sessions can be either in-person or online.