I work with clients who feel daily life is unmanageable, unbearable, or overwhelming. I work with clients who have difficulty managing anxiety, stress, or low mood, and who find their lives shutting down as a consequence of these difficulties. I also see clients who have difficulty coping with their mood by using sedative or stimulant drugs, or who are concerned they may be burning out or developing stress-related depression. I also have particular experience working with individuals who have a history of trauma, and are struggling to cope with traumatic memories.
My main areas of expertise are around stress and anxiety management, substance use problems, low mood, difficulty managing emotions, behaviour change and values-adherent behavioural activation. I work with clients in a gentle and patient manner to enable ways and means of building life back up again.
My therapeutic style is based on values clarification, compassion, and client-driven behavioural change. I often incorporate these approaches with ACT and other mindfulness-based approaches, cognitive behavioural therapy, schema-focused therapy, and insight-oriented therapeutic approaches.
I see clients who struggle with: