My therapeutic approach is a gentle process that challenges familiar behavioural, emotional, body and thought patterns that keep you stuck.
I believe it is vital to create a strong counselling relationship which is the foundation for building a safe place for you to explore the issues that have brought you into counselling.
I use integrated healing approaches in therapy to resolve:
» childhood abuse
» family history dysfunction
» relationship & attachment injuries
» sexual abuse and violence
» domestic violence
» witnessing violent or unpleasant events
» vicarious traumatization
» depression & anxiety
» grief and loss
» relationship conflict
» difficult life transitions and existential crisis
There’s a part of every living thing that wants to become itself. The tadpole into the frog, the chrysalis into the butterfly, a damaged human being into a whole one.
- Ellen Bass
I am a highly skilled clinician able to collaboratively support the growth you seek; with compassion and depth reducing the barriers which keep you from living the life you desire.
The integrated healing approaches I use combine cognitive, emotional and somatic knowledge to gain a comprehensive perspective and experience of ourselves and our world. I believe in full wellness - supporting clients to explore, outside of therapy, what may bring joy and contentment; focusing upon enhancing client strengths.
I have formal training in:
Hakomi therapy (www.hakomiinstitute.com) - a therapeutic approach which uses both western therapeutic knowledge with directed mindfulness. Exploring thoughts, emotions and body sensation to increase a sense of clarity and wholeness, gaining a greater ability to make desired change.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (http://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/about.html) - traditional talk based therapy accessing body sensations and movements to process and heal the wounds of trauma.
EMDR (www.emdr.com) - a well researched practice which aims to integrate and resolve unprocessed traumatic memory which interferes with well-being and balanced living.
AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) (www.aedpinstitute.org) - AEDP is an experiential method of making the most of the opportunities that crisis and suffering can create to heal and transform ourselves.experience.