I am an associate practitioner at Brighton Therapy Centre and have worked here since 2012. I am a qualified and accredited psychodynamic psychotherapist (UKCP) with a MSc. Psychotherapy. I am trained in EMDR (member EMDR UK and Ireland) and integrate this into my practice as appropriate. I draw on other approaches if helpful. I undertake regular CPD to keep up to date with developments in the field of trauma and psychotherapy.
In my practice, I offer space to be curious about identity- be that to do with race, gender, sexuality, culture, class or neurodiversity for example- and to explore and process current issues causing distress, alongside previous trauma and loss. I work with people experiencing a wide range of psychological and emotional issues including highly complex presentations such as dissociative disorders, often a solution to early relational trauma. I believe it can be helpful to think about how early experiences continue to impact on life and relationships and how pain can be unconsciously defended against in ways that may be unhelpful and problematic. I find listening to and connecting with the body an important part of the healing process. I believe that central to the therapeutic process is the establishment of a supportive relationship facilitating disclosure and exploration of deeply personal material.
I worked at Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service from 2014 to 2019 specialising in work with vulnerable migrants and refugees. My professional background has largely involved working with marginalised and minority groups. I have worked extensively with people from different cultures.
I work online and in person.