I consider it a deep privilege to be a therapist, and every relationship I build with a client is unique, personal, and intimate. This relationship is at the heart of therapy, and it will develop and grow over time as we work together.
As an accredited counsellor and member of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I have expertise in bereavement, anxiety, depression and stress, as well as relationship counselling. I use an integrative approach combining Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and other psychotherapies.
From the moment we are born our relationship with food, and therefore, mood begins. As soon as a new-born baby cries, milk is given to pacify the tears and accompanying hunger. Early influences come from our parents, community and cultural settings. Learning about food and eating, about hunger and treats, ‘good’ food and ‘bad’ food, and what it means within our families is a fascinating field of research, and this blog will help frame these early experiences in the context of our relationship with food and how to start making changes.
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