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'Change comes about when you become what you are, not when you try to become what you are not.' 
Arnold R. Beisser

My Approach

As an integrative Humanistic therapist, I don't have a one-size fits all approach. Instead, I use a personalised approach to adapt to my clients' different personalities and needs.


My work is based on three different Humanistic therapies, namely, Gestalt, Person-Centred and Transactional analysis (please ask if you would like more information on the three different therapies).


I choose a Humanistic approach because I strongly believe that every human being has the potential to live a rich and satisfying life (according to their circumstances) and has available potential for dealing with life issues. I believe that we all have an inborn creative force which strives to develop and grow (even if sometimes it does not feel like it). Often, we don't utilise our available potential. My role as a therapist is to help you access and cultivate your potential. 

Drawing from Gestalt therapy, I believe that mind and body work together as a whole. This means that I pay as much attention to thoughts and emotions as I do to the language of the body. Sometimes the body speaks louder than words and can give us clues about what we don't yet know about ourselves. I also pay attention to a person's life context such as their family, current situation, relationships, important life events and their cultural/social backgrounds. 

Sessions usually consist of deepening your understanding of yourself and your situation, raising self-awareness around thinking, sensing, feeling and behaving and understanding the link between them. Together, we work at exploring problematic themes in your life and aim to get to the root of your issues. Acknowledging, processing and eventually integrating difficult emotions consist in a large part of the work.

I also believe that the quality of the relationship between client and therapist is the most important aspect of therapy. I believe that healing usually happens within the context of a meaningful and genuine relationship. Every human being yearns for recognition and validation. These are basic relational needs that allow us to flourish and grow. In therapy, we use the therapeutic relationship as the foundation for exploration, reflection, healing and change. 

For psychotherapy and counselling, I am within easy reach from Hersham, Walton on Thames, Weybridge, Esher, Claygate, Chertsey, West Byfleet, Molesey, Cobham, Oxshott, Shepperton, Staines, Brooklands, Kingston and Teddington. Counselling, psychotherapy, therapy in North Surrey and Elmbridge.

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