At Grey Matter Therapy, we employ a holistic and client-centred approach to therapy. We draw from a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities to create a customised treatment plan that aligns with your specific goals and needs.


  • The fundamental premise of attachment-based therapy is that a secure and nurturing attachment bond between a child and their primary caregiver is crucial for healthy emotional development. When this bond is disrupted or insecure, it can lead to difficulties in forming and maintaining healthy relationships in adulthood.

  • Attachment-based therapy involves creating a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where individuals can explore their attachment history and experiences. I help clients identify and understand their attachment patterns and how they impact their current relationships and functioning.This therapy emphasises the importance of developing a secure attachment providing a reparative experience that can help heal past wounds.

  • The therapeutic process in attachment-based therapy typically involves exploration of early attachment experiences, processing of unresolved emotions and traumas, and fostering the development of healthier attachment patterns. It often incorporates techniques such as exploration of attachment narratives, emotion regulation skills, and interventions aimed at enhancing communication and attunement within relationships.

Attachment-based Therapy


  • Psychodynamic therapy is a therapeutic approach rooted in psychodynamic theory, which explores the unconscious processes and dynamics that shape an individual's thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. This therapeutic modality emphasises the importance of early experiences, unconscious conflicts, and the influence of the past on present psychological functioning.

  • During psychodynamic therapy, I work with my clients to uncover and understand unconscious patterns and unresolved conflicts that may be contributing to current difficulties. Providing a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and memories, with an emphasis on gaining insight into the underlying causes of distress.

  • The therapeutic process in psychodynamic therapy often involves techniques such as free association, dream analysis, and interpretation of transference and countertransference. By exploring these unconscious processes and bringing them into conscious awareness, I work with my clients collaboratively to identify and modify maladaptive patterns of thinking and behaving.

  • The goals of psychodynamic therapy include gaining insight into one's internal world, resolving unresolved conflicts, alleviating symptoms, improving self-esteem, and enhancing overall well-being. This therapy is not limited to specific mental health conditions but can be beneficial for a range of psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and relationship issue

Psychodynamic Therapy


  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a widely used and evidence-based therapeutic approach that focuses on the connection between thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. It operates on the premise that our thoughts influence our feelings and actions, and by identifying and modifying negative or distorted thoughts, we can improve our emotional well-being and achieve positive behavioural changes.

  • In CBT, I work with clients collaboratively to identify and challenge negative thought patterns or cognitive distortions that contribute to emotional distress or problematic behaviours. These cognitive distortions may include all-or-nothing thinking, overgeneralisation, mental filtering, and jumping to conclusions. By bringing awareness to these distortions, clients can learn to reframe their thoughts and develop more balanced and realistic thinking patterns.

  • CBT also emphasises the role of behaviour in shaping our emotional experiences. I help clients identify behaviours that are reinforcing negative thoughts or maintaining problematic emotions. By targeting these behaviours and implementing positive changes, clients can break the cycle of negative thinking and improve their mood and overall functioning. The therapeutic process in CBT typically involves psycho education, where clients learn about the connection between thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. Clients are encouraged to actively participate in setting specific, achievable goals and collaborate with me to develop practical strategies and techniques to work towards those goals. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT)


  • Solution-focused therapy is a brief and goal-oriented therapeutic approach that focuses on identifying and building on an individual's strengths and resources to create positive change. This approach emphasises finding solutions rather than dwelling on problems or analyzing their origins. Solution-focused therapy is based on the belief that individuals possess the necessary skills and abilities to overcome their challenges and achieve their desired outcomes.

  • In solution-focused therapy, clients collaborate with me, to define clear and achievable goals. I help clients explore their preferred future and envision what their life would look like if their concerns were resolved. The emphasis is on identifying exceptions, instances when the problem is less prevalent or absent, as well as identifying the client's strengths, skills, and resources that can be utilised in working towards their goals. 

  • The therapeutic process in solution-focused therapy involves asking questions that facilitate reflection and encourage the client to focus on what is already working and what they would like to achieve. These questions help the client gain insight into their strengths, identify potential solutions, and explore the steps they can take to reach their goals. I provide support, validation, and affirmation throughout the process, fostering a collaborative and empowering therapeutic relationship.Solution-focused therapy is typically brief, often ranging from a few sessions to several months, depending on the client's needs and goals. This approach is particularly effective in addressing specific problems, such as relationship issues, communication difficulties, and behavior change.

Solution-focused therapy


  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive therapeutic approach designed to help individuals who struggle with intense emotions, self-destructive behaviours, and difficulty regulating their emotions and behaviours. Developed by Marsha M. Linehan, DBT combines elements of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) with Eastern mindfulness practices.

  • DBT is based on the dialectical principle that opposing ideas or beliefs can coexist and be synthesised for personal growth. It recognises the importance of acceptance and validation alongside the need for change and skill-building. As a therapist, I aim to help individuals find a balance between acceptance of their current experiences and the pursuit of positive change.

  • The main components of DBT include individual therapy, group skills training, phone coaching, and consultation teams for therapists. In individual therapy, I work collaboratively with clients to address specific challenges and develop coping strategies. Group skills training provides structured lessons on four key modules: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Phone coaching offers clients the opportunity to receive support and guidance between sessions, promoting the application of learned skills in real-life situations. 

  • DBT places a strong emphasis on learning and practicing mindfulness techniques. Mindfulness helps individuals increase awareness of the present moment, observe their thoughts and emotions without judgment, and cultivate acceptance and non-reactivity. By developing mindfulness skills, individuals can better regulate their emotions and respond more effectively to stressful situations.

  • DBT is particularly effective in treating borderline personality disorder (BPD), but it has also shown positive outcomes for other mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. It equips individuals with a range of skills to manage distress, regulate emotions, improve interpersonal relationships, and tolerate uncomfortable situations without resorting to self-destructive behaviours.

I guide and support clients in developing and applying new skills, while also fostering a collaborative and validating therapeutic relationship. Through DBT, individuals can enhance their emotional well-being, build resilience, and work towards a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)


  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Timeline Therapy® are two distinct therapeutic approaches that are often used in combination to facilitate personal growth and create positive change.

  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a set of techniques and strategies that explore the relationship between our thoughts, language patterns, and behaviours. It aims to identify and modify patterns of thinking and communication to improve the quality of our experiences and achieve desired outcomes. NLP techniques often involve visualisation, reframing, and anchoring, among others, to help individuals shift their perspectives, overcome limiting beliefs, and develop more resourceful patterns of thinking and behaviour.

  • Timeline Therapy®, on the other hand, is a specific therapeutic modality that focuses on our subjective experience of time and how it influences our emotions and behaviours. It involves accessing and working with the client's internal timeline, a representation of past, present, and future events. Through techniques such as Mental and Emotional Release® - MER individuals can revisit and resolve unresolved emotional experiences from the past, release negative emotions and limiting decisions, and create a more empowering future outlook.

  • When used together, NLP and Timeline Therapy® complement each other in facilitating personal transformation and overcoming challenges. NLP provides a set of powerful tools to reframe perspectives, change habitual patterns, and enhance communication skills. It helps individuals identify and replace unhelpful thoughts and behaviours with more resourceful alternatives. Timeline Therapy®, on the other hand, allows individuals to work directly with past experiences and emotions, enabling them to release emotional baggage, reframe negative memories, and create a compelling future vision.

By combining NLP and Timeline Therapy®, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours, and develop effective strategies to overcome obstacles, create positive change, and achieve their desired outcomes. These approaches can be utilised in various therapeutic contexts, including personal development, counselling, coaching, and psychotherapy.

It is important to note that both NLP and Timeline Therapy® require practitioners who are trained and skilled in these techniques. As an NLP Master Practitioner my role is to guide individuals through the process, provide support and guidance, and facilitate the exploration and transformation of their internal experiences. With the application of NLP and Timeline Therapy®, individuals can enhance their personal growth, overcome limitations, and create a more fulfilling and empowered life.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Timeline Therapy®