My approach

I work with clients using an integrated therapeutic approach to psychotherapy. As far as I am concerned, there is no such thing as "one size fits all". Every person is unique with diverse circumstances, contexts and challenges. Rather than utilising any specific "favourite" approach, I develop (in collaboration with my clients), a customised, personalised therapeutic intervention to address the specific presenting difficulty or current life challenge that brings the client to therapy. Therapy is aligned to my client's needs which really facilitates strategic and appropriate work done in therapy. This, in turn, significantly enhances the time- and cost-effectiveness of therapy sessions.

Primary Therapeutic Interventions
Humanistic-Existential Psychotherapy - this is more a description of my approach to therapy rather than a specific intervention I employ. This paradigm allows me to make use of a wide range of different psychological approaches (primarily Jungian Therapy and Ego-state therapy as well as those listed below) to case conceptualization, therapeutic goals and intervention strategies. The basis of the paradigm is an understanding of human experience and a focus on the client rather than the symptom. Psychological problems are viewed as the result of a "blocked" ability to make authentic, meaningful, and self-directed choices about how to live. Consequently, interventions are aimed at increasing client self-awareness, and self-understanding.

Narrative Therapy - Narrative therapy is a collaborative and non-pathologizing approach to counselling and which centres people as the experts of their own lives and the therapist as a partner in the therapeutic journey.

EFT, Gottman and Imago Therapy - I use an integrative approach when working with couples, drawing from the Imago, EFT (Emotionally-Focused-Therapy) and Gottman approaches to relationship work.

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - only when indicated. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps clients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. This intervention is specifically useful in the treatment of panic attacks, phobias, addictions, assertiveness training and at some stages in the treatment of depression and anxiety.

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