How I Can Help

How I Can Help​

Areas that I specialise in and have extensive experience in are:

• Obsessional Disorders (OCD, BDD, Healh Anxiety)
• Phobias including social phobia and vomit phobia (emetophobia)
• Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
• Panic attacks and Panic Disorder
• Depression
• Workplace stress and performance stress
• Perfectionism
• Self criticism/High levels of shame
• Sleep problems and insomnia
• Anger management
• Bereavement
• Eating disorders including binge eating

I focus on creating a warm space for my clients where they can feel safe to explore and overcome their difficulties. I draw on my many years of experience and extensive training to create an individualised approach for my clients. I am passionate about empowering people to become the best version of themselves by developing a compassionate and supportive relationship with themselves. 

I believe in providing a safe space where we can work together to understand how your difficulties started and what’s maintaining them. I will then teach you practical skills to overcome the problem and achieve your goals. The ultimate aim is for you to become your own therapist so you that you can become independent and empowered in looking after your own emotional life.

It is important that you are willing to take an active role in helping yourself and most of the change is expected to happen outside of the sessions when you apply what you are learning in therapy.

I would describe my style as ‘compassionate challenging’. What I mean by that is that I believe in compassion as a nurturing and supportive base from which to challenge ourselves. If we don’t challenge and stretch ourselves there is no growth and we remain stuck in unhelpful patterns. If however, we try to improve ourselves by being harsh and self critical we develop and ‘internal bully’ that will result in us feeling persecuted and under constant pressure. Under these conditions it is virtually impossible to make positive changes and maintain progress.

Compassion is often seen as being complacent or letting ‘ourselves off the hook’ but a more helpful view of compassion involves a firm and encouraging approach that will keep us on track towards our goals but from a nourishing standpoint and not a self- bullying one.

I offer therapy in English and Spanish.

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