I believe in creating a safe space for clients where each client feels seen, heard and respected. My therapeutic style is collaborative, compassionate, and transparent. I take into consideration the uniqueness of each individual, and therefore tailor my treatment to the specific needs of each client using evidence-based interventions and approaches.
When working with clients, I like to support them to gain awareness about how their current challenges are linked to their environment (e.g circumstantial or situational factors) , their relationships (with themselves, with others, and with the world), as well as their history (e.g past experiences). Whilst the past does not define us, understanding the past can shed light into how unhelpful patterns and beliefs have originated. I believe this insight empowers clients to break negative cycles and behaviours that no longer serve a purpose, so that they can actively choose a better future.
I have worked in both the private and public sector, and have had extensive experience working with youth as well as families who have been impacted by trauma . I see both adolescents and adults for a range of concerns including: anxiety (panic, worry, OCD & phobias), PTSD and trauma, low mood, difficulties with emotion regulation, negative self -worth, relationship difficulties, and life stressors and adjustments. I am trauma informed in my practice and integrate and draw upon elements of CBT, Schema Therapy, emotion focussed, interpersonal psychotherapy, positive psychology, mindfulness and relaxation strategies, as well as attachment and systemic approaches. I have a special interest in working with individuals who may experience cultural and identity related challenges and difficulties, and am able to speak Mandarin (Chinese) for those who may require the service in a language other than English.
BA (Hons), MA (Professional Psychology)