About me and how I work.
I work in a collaborative way that aims to support you to identify what is going on for you and how you can begin to deal with it. You are the expert on you, I can help you find a way through the issues you are facing that works for you as an individual, a unique human being.
My approach is heavily influenced by existential thinking. So while we may well talk about the past I am likely to encourage you to think about how that is affecting you now and what it might mean for the future. What is your current experience of the world (mentally, emotionally and physically)? How do you relate to others? How do you understand what is happening to you? Where do you have, or where can you create, choice in your life?
On a personal level I am interested in Taoist philosophy and meditation. I want to help you find the natural flow of your world and help you work with that rather than against it - for each of us that balance will be different. I also reject the idea that our mind and body can be some whoe separated and worked on without reference to the other. This means we are very likely to look at how you are physically reacting to your world and not just what you are thinking.
Sometimes it can be hard to express what we really feel, to dind the words to describe what is going on. I will work with you in ways that allows for this. We mights use drawing, working with objects or other ways to get to the feelings underlying what is happening for you. But rest assured, we will always work in a way that you are comfortable with.
In my private practice I aim to be as flexible as possible to minimise barriers people may face in accessing counselling.
I mainly work from a fully accessible consulting room next to Preston Park train station in Brighton. There is some dedicated parking available. I see clients on Mondays, Thursday mornings, Friday afternoons and evenings, and Saturday mornings. For cleints with mobility problems, home visits can be arranged.
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