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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.



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