The oak sleeps in the acorn.....
It's not easy to define psychotherapy. Several authors described psychotherapy as the removal of obstacles that block a person's innate propensity to growth (Yalom, 2001).
I believe that both adults and children have an inner driving force towards growth and fulfillment, but that life experiences and the 'givens of existence' sometimes block these pathways.
I therefore see my role as psychologist and psychotherapist as helping people to identify and remove these obstacles so that the 'acorn' can grow into a strong, mature, oak tree.
I offer both short- and long-term therapy and believe in a collaborative relationship with clients. Aligned with the psychodynamic framework that informs my work, I believe that past experiences impact on our development and current functioning and that unconscious processes shape our experiences.