“All real living is meeting.”
- Martin Buber
I am a trainee Gestalt Psychotherapist (PG Dip) in my third year of training at the Gestalt Centre Wales, working toward UKCP accreditation.
I am passionate about creating a safe, supportive environment in which we can work to develop the internal resources you need to manage the challenges that life can bring, and let go of old patterns of behaviour which no longer serve you.
My practice focuses on self-exploration and building awareness of mind and body processes to nurture understanding and restore balance.
I work in person and online, according to the UKCP Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct. I hold professional liability insurance and all communications are conducted in strict confidence.
All of my work is supervised by an experienced UKCP-accredited supervisor.
What is Gestalt psychotherapy?
Gestalt therapy is a human-centric approach that focuses on present experience to build an understanding of what is happening in your life right now, rather than dealing with pre-conceived ideas based on past experiences. Instead of basing dialogue on events of the past, you will be encouraged to focus your attention on what is happening in the present moment. By doing this you can become more aware of fixed patterns of behaviour and make better, informed choices in response.
How can it help me?
If you are suffering from issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, addictions and/or relationship difficulties, Gestalt therapy offers a safe, supportive environment to explore difficult feelings, deepen understanding of why you respond to life in certain ways and build the foundations for growth and self-support.
It can help you to become more fully and creatively alive and to become free from the blocks and unfinished business that may diminish satisfaction, fulfilment, and growth, and to experiment with new ways of being. Gestalt therapy can also be useful for helping people gain greater self-awareness and a greater ability to live in the present moment.
Sessions cost £30 and are 50-minutes (subject to review).
Number of sessions
Whether a fixed number of sessions or open-ended therapy is right for you depends on your specific needs. Normally I suggest starting with 6 sessions followed by a review.
I offer in-person sessions on a Tuesday morning from Chepstow Therapy Rooms, The Courtyard, Stuart House, The Back, Chepstow, NP16 5HH.
For an online session, you will need a computer with a webcam, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection and Zoom video conferencing software installed.
For online work, it is important to have a safe and private space where you feel comfortable and won't be interrupted.