In psychotherapy, my approach is known as 'integrative' which simply means to integrate or use a selection of different approaches. I am trained in delivering existential, humanistic, psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapy, however I do not limit my therapy to that of technique. The true beauty of the process lies within the exploration of the self, without fear of judgement or rejection.
For someone who has not been in therapy, the idea of reaching out and seeking help can be a daunting and anxiety-provoking experience. For this reason, I offer initial telephone consultations, where the process is explained and individuals can ask any questions. Throughout the sessions I remain transparent, periodically reviewing, or 'checking in' to ensure we are working in a way which is continuing to meet clients' needs.
I utilise different elements of my training and experience throughout the therapy, whilst prioritising the natural flow of my clients process. There may be times where a client requires containment, validation or space to dwell in certain thoughts/emotions. There may be other times where a client responds well to challenge, questioning thoughts/beliefs and making conscious changes.
Although change is often an outcome of therapy, it is not something that is imposed or expected. Many clients engage in therapy to gain greater insight or have a better understanding of themselves and their relationship to others. Client's expectations of therapy are discussed in the initial session.