To paraphrase the novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, our arrival in this world foreshadows the many opportunities life will afford us to reimagine ourselves. I completed the long journey to become a registered psychologist, after an early career in architecture followed by one in the Internet industry when email was still a novelty and social media a twinkle in somebody’s eye.
Life has become increasingly fast-paced, complex, and sometimes overwhelming. As a psychologist, I use my knowledge and expertise to understand and support my clients in making sense of their lived experiences. Doing so unlocks potential, for hope when it’s a struggle and for change when it may seem impossible. I aim to build a secure therapeutic alliance that provides the foundation to explore the barriers to potential, be that in intimate relationships, work, or private internal experiences.
I have a particular interest in the role that our early attachment relationships have on our adult functioning and the intergenerational consequences of attachment styles. I have additional training in The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program which is based on decades of research about supporting and strengthening secure parent-child relationships, and I bring this reflective capacity into my individual therapy work. I work with teenagers, adults, new parents, and couples in both traditional and non-heteronormative relationships.