As a humanist and integrative psychotherapist I work to support clients make sense of the deeper meaning of their relationship with food, as they come to recognise their problematic relationship with it. We explore the purpose of their behaviour, both acknowledging its protective value in the past and its present cost to their life and well being.
I support clients cultivate compassion for themselves as they explore the experiences which have led to its development. I work with clients to accept, experience and express their feelings and needs as valid, while supporting them to make life affirming choices on their own behalf.
The relief of symptoms or the gaining or losing of weight is not the aim of psychotherapy, rather it is how clients come to feel about themselves, their world and their place in it. I use supportive counselling, psycho-education, mindfulness techniques and CBT techniques, tailoring my approach to individual clients' needs.