How I Work
I describe myself as an integrative therapist, which means:
- I offer a range of closely related services - coaching, counselling and psychotherapy - all aimed at helping my clients move towards greater psychological wellbeing. I refer to these collectively as ‘therapy’ for convenience.
- Rather than focusing solely on mental or emotional health I adopt a holistic approach, recognising that the psychological, physical, spiritual, social and environmental aspects of life are all interconnected, and that issues in one area of life can affect all the others.
- I do not restrict myself to a single theoretical approach or model of therapy, but use a combination of different types of therapy, tailored to suit the needs and preferences of each individual client.
I originally trained in Humanistic/Person-Centred therapy, and this still forms the basis of the way I work, but I also draw from a range of other therapeutic approaches, including:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Narrative Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Psychological Coaching
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Systemic Therapy
- Transactional Analysis (TA)
Different approaches suit different people and the myriad reasons that bring them to therapy, so I will discuss your individual needs with you and agree on an approach you feel comfortable with before we start working together.
I offer both short and long term therapy, and will discuss the options with you when we meet for the first time. In either case you will not be committed to booking or attending a fixed number of sessions, and you will be free to end therapy at any time.