I am a Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapy practitioner. My approach to psychotherapy focuses on the client’s experience in the present moment, meeting and exploring this with curiosity and empathy with a focus towards helping people understand their experiences and cultivating their capacity for autonomy, spontaneity and intimacy in their lives and relationships.
Transactional Analysis is a modality of psychotherapy that looks at repeating patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. Psychotherapy is about having a space to explore what is going on for you in a way that feels healthy, safe and productive. Life can feel like a series of tragedies and miracles. It is not uncommon to experience distress and feeling anxious, depressed, or stuck at times is a part of the human experience. However, sometimes these patterns feel all consuming. Psychotherapy helps externalise our thinking and feeling, develop awareness and process difficult experiences.
I have practiced psychotherapy for the past 6 years working with a wide range of client presentations including people experiencing issues around: low mood, anxiety, bereavement, self image, and identity to name a few. I have also worked extensively with clients in distress, presenting with difficulties in relationships and who have difficult and traumatic histories.
I have worked in a variety of organisations and settings including community based charities, secondary schools and universities. As well as working in private practice in Exeter city centre, I also work as part of the Wellbeing service at Exeter university providing short term counselling to students.
I finished my training program at the Iron Mill institute in Exeter and have an advanced diploma in Transactional analysis psychological studies. I am a member of The United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and adhere to their ethical guidelines. Prior to my psychotherapy training I studied a degree in experimental psychology at the University of Bristol (BSc. Honours)