My approach can be described as relational and psychodynamic. I first try to deeply understand what is going on for you, how your life experiences to this point have shaped you and influenced how you may respond to things.
There is an inherent power dynamic in any therapeutic relationship, and I aim to always be working to increase my awareness of this and reduce it where possible, for example, by being flexible about scheduling where I am able to.
Working “relationally” means that I take the relationship between us seriously and, in time, we may use the relationship between us as part of the work. This might look like talking in more detail about something that happened between us. In my experience this can be very helpful but it can feel difficult, especially at first, so I would not offer this until we had established a relationship.
I have been told that I am warm and kind and non-judgmental. I know from my own experiences how vulnerable you can feel when looking for a therapist and thinking about sharing your inner world with someone, and I keep this in mind when working with my clients.
I have a particular interest in working with women with ADHD, so please feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to talk further about this aspect of my work.