My core principles

‘It’s not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves’ (William Shakespeare)

People have immense capacity to change but at times they need help to do so. Sometimes it’s hard to see the wood from the trees when you’re sad, anxious and confused. I can help you to identify and process your feelings, identify realistic goals and work with you to build the confidence to achieve them

‘We cannot teach people anything: we can only help them to discover it within themselves (Galileo)

At a deep level people know what works best for them. But sometimes obstacles get in the way – guilt, fear, shame, and obligation to name just a few. I help people to get in touch with their self-knowledge and the inner strength to move forward.

‘So we beat on against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past’ 

(F. Scott Fitzgerald)

It doesn’t have to be like that. We don’t have to be held captive by the past. We can look at the here and now, and how it has been shaped by history. My aim is to identify unhelpful patterns and turn a destructive cycle into a healing one.