The way in which I work is described as ‘integrative’ which means that I integrate different strands of therapy to offer a bespoke approach based on each individual and their unique circumstances.
Counselling and psychotherapy come in many different forms and I see value in multiple methods; believing that individuals can benefit from more than one approach. For example, some clients find cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) very useful, particularly for difficulties such as anxiety and phobias, however, others may prefer a less directive approach. Similarly, sometimes different approaches can feel helpful for an individual at different times. The core therapeutic methods which I draw upon in my work are person-centred therapy, CBT, relational-psychoanalytic and attachment theory.
I work closely with clients to understand their preferences for therapy and consider methods which are best suited for them; working collaboratively to agree the direction for therapy. At the beginning of our work together, we will spend some time exploring what you would like the outcomes of the therapy to be and these will become the objectives for our work together. These will be regularly reviewed, with the expectation that these goals can and may change as the therapy progresses.