Our emotions and our behaviours have, to some degree, a messy life of their own, in the gaps, the spaces, between oneself and others.”- Mitchell, 2000, Relationality: From Attachment to Intersubjectivity
Psychotherapy can help in allowing you the space to explore issues and begin to make sense of emotional and mental distress.
Work can be short term or can stretch into a much longer ongoing period. It offers support during times of crisis, but psychotherapy is also useful for those who need help for what is less easy to define or grasp; for people who aren’t quite sure how to voice what is happening but would like to talk it through with someone.
My approach is broadly relational which means that I am interested in a person’s way of relating to others as a way to understanding themselves. The interpersonal dynamic that takes place between myself and a client can be used to inform and deepen the work, and creates a space where such relational dynamics, though sometimes provoking, can be worked through, understood and integrated.