AN UNEASY RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD IS OFTEN CONNECTED TO HOW WE RELATE TO OURSELVES, HOW WE THINK AND FEEL AND ALSO WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT OURSELVES AND OUR PLACE IN THE WORLD
I offer a warm and empathetic environment, aiming to provide a space where you can feel safe to be just the way you are and feel supported in exploring your eating habits, your body image or related ways of being that may cause you difficulty in your life at the moment.
All of us can encounter moments in our lives where our habitual ways of doing things don’t seem to work any longer and we get stuck. Counselling can help working through these difficulties, by becoming aware of what we do and how we do it and whether our ways of thinking or doing things are helpful or not. This awareness is the foundation for change and together we can find new perspectives and kinder ways of engaging with yourself, that enable you to experiment with a wider variety of choices and support you leading a happier and more satisfying life.
If you decide to work with me, we will go on a collaborative journey together, where I will support you drawing on your innate creativity to find unique solutions to your disordered eating and related issues. We will work from a basis of mutual trust, bringing non-judgemental awareness to what arises for you and between us in the present moment. As a relational Gestalt therapist, I take a holistic approach and will address you as a whole person, by seeing your mind, your body and your emotions as an inseparable unit. This will also include us looking at your life-situation and how it contributes to your being in the world. We might also draw compassionate attention to your body and rely on its innate wisdom as a powerful support for healing.
While training as a Gestalt psychotherapist, I also pursue a career in the creative industries as a fashion designer. Having managed international creative teams, I have a thorough understanding of the stresses and anxieties that the demands of our fast-paced lives and work situations can bring.
I also have my own experience with disordered eating, having suffered from anorexia during my teenage years. While each person with concerns about their eating is unique, I believe, my personal journey to be a fertile foundation for a sensitive engagement with your issues. As a therapist, I have further worked with clients on a variety of difficulties such as childhood sexual abuse, identity, relationship problems, life-transitions, race and diversity, anger, anxiety, depression, body-image, perfectionism, shame, low self-esteem and loneliness.
DAYS I’M AVAILABLE AT WEIGHTMATTERS
Here are the days I can see you in person or connect with you remotely
QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING
- I am working towards an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy at The Metanoia Institute
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
- Trainee Member of UKCP
- Member of UKAGP – The UK Association for Gestalt Therapy
- Member of EAGT – The European Association for Gestalt Therapy
HOW I OFFER PSYCHOTHERAPY
I work with clients across the UK, and around the world, using Skype, FaceTime & Zoom. There is no need to travel, and you can feel comfortable in your own home. It is free to set up and simple to use, so why not give it a try?
I offer sessions in English
LET US EXPLAIN HOW WE CAN SUPPORT YOU
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