How I work
I am a UPCA registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, and work Integratively, which means that I draw on various models and theories in my work. I was initially trained in three major approaches to therapy;
- psychodynamic – explores how our past influences our present
- person-centred – which focuses on the relationship between the therapist and client, specifically how the therapist is towards the client (accepting, warm, non-judgmental) and has a deep faith in the client’s capacity for healing and change
- existentialism – explores how we relate to the big questions of life, or the fundamental limitations of our existence
As well as this, I also draw on various other approaches, such as attachment, systemic theory and bio-psycho-social theories of trauma, which means that I am able to tailor my approach depending on the individual needs of my client. I am also trained to offer the trauma therapy Brainspotting.