Many reasons for which people seek individual therapy, such as depression, anxiety, sleeping difficulties, eating difficulties and weight problems, shyness and others, can successfully be worked through in individual therapy. As a psychotherapist trained in Systemic Therapy, I believe that people aren’t isolated beings contained in a bubble. We are affected by the people and the context around us and, in turn, react to the people and context in which we live.

“I look for ways to help clients improve interaction or draw upon the strengths in their context, to resolve their difficulties.”

Whilst taking into consideration aspects such as traits and personality, which are unique to each individual, the way we interact with those around us, and them with us, can help or hinder our difficulties. Without necessarily inviting others to individual sessions, my way of working takes into consideration these factors and I look for ways to help clients improve interaction or draw upon the strengths in their context, to resolve their difficulties. I feel that therapy should be a strengths-based experience, focussing on what they are good at, so that people begin to feel better about themselves, stronger and more capable to overcome difficulties. I also think that therapy shouldn’t necessarily be a long, drawn out affair. You want to change your life now, not wait several years. Therefore, alongside systemic ideas, I employ many solution-focused, and cognitive behavioural, techniques to get you going, as well as sensitively exploring the beliefs and patterns of behaviour that keep you ‘stuck’ where you are now.