Existentially Informed Therapy
Personal Therapy in Hythe, Kent
I offer both indoor and outdoor therapy sessions, providing the space to unpack your thoughts, make sense of them, and explore ways of moving forward.
The style of therapy that I offer provides you with an opportunity to reflect on life as are you are currently experiencing it, to identify the parts that feel disruptive, painful or stuck, and work towards something personally meaningful.
As a therapist, I believe that…
There are often possibilities that we haven’t considered.
Our past influences us, but cannot dictate who we are today, and who we are today, does not need to be who we are forever.
We all have the capacity to live a rich and meaningful life, and that this is made more likely when we engage with it fully and accept responsibility for our part in it.
Ways I work
Some people are looking for a directive experience in therapy (solutions, techniques, and exercises, etc.) however, generally speaking, I don’t work in this way. Using ideas from philosophy, I aim to support you in embracing your life, and help you to create an experience that is as full of meaning and purpose as possible. I do not diagnosis or pathologise, instead approaching my work with curiosity and promoting reflection in a confidential, supportive, and non-judgemental space.
Outdoor Counselling offers an alternative to a traditional face to face setting. Rooted in the theory of ecopsychology, it acknowledges the human-nature connection, and sees the environment as a co-therapist.
This way of working is often described as less intense and is particularly suited to people who struggle to settle in a formal, face to face setting, or sometimes, simply love being outdoors.
Outdoor therapy is an extension of the traditional therapy space and takes the stance that the world (other people, birds, rocks, the sea) cannot be separated from the human experience and therefore, they are welcomed as part of the process.
Indoor Therapy / Counselling
When working indoors we will be based in a confidential, bespoke therapy space. We have access to a whiteboard, creative materials, and most importantly, tea, coffee, squash or water.
When some people think of therapy they imagine a couch, with a therapist hidden behind them scribbling notes; this is not how I work! I always hold the belief that therapy is (ultimately) a project that we work on together, and that it takes teamwork to make progress.
I’m always happy to talk about how the therapy is working out and spending time making it work for you.
Initial Session – £35
1hr Session – £50
Frontline Workers – £35/hr
Trainee Counsellors – £35/hr
Who I Work With
16 – 17 year olds*
*Written parental consent required