|Locations:||Low Cost Tooting|
CJ offers a warm, empathic space for clients to feel comfortable and relaxed, and to experience being really heard. She believes that psychotherapy can provide a valuable way to explore what is causing clients difficulties in their lives, and to find ways to work though these into new and more comfortable ways of being. She uses an integrative approach, meaning she draws on various models and theories that she has been trained in, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, exploring how our past influences our present, and humanistic psychotherapy, which aims to focus on our self-development and growth by recognising our strength, resourcefulness and creativity. By using this integrative approach, CJ offers therapy tailored to each individual, unique client. She also works with a range of art forms, this providing another way of thinking about and expressing our inner feelings, bringing them out into the open to explore at a safe distance. There is no such thing as ‘getting it wrong’ with art and creativity, it is simply another way of expressing ourselves. CJ knows that everyone has creativity within them, which can be tapped into in a variety of different ways.
CJ has a background in nursing, in both mental and physical health, giving her an extensive knowledge of mental and physical ill health, and how this can impact on everyday life. She is highly skilled at working with people who have experienced difficult early life events and understands how this can set up patterns of behaviour which can affect their responses to new or challenging situations, as well as to everyday life ones. She is also skilled at working with people who have been adopted and with adoptive parents. Additionally, CJ is experienced in working with issues surrounding anxiety, low self-esteem, anger, depression, schizophrenia and childhood sexual abuse.
CJ is in her third and final year of her Master of Arts training as an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist; she is registered with the UKCP and will qualify in summer 2021. CJ is currently working in The Awareness Centre’s Low-Cost Counselling Service in Tooting, and also sees NHS patients in Bromley.