How I Support You
As a foundation of these approaches, I prioritize your individual needs, experiences, and emotions, and offer a safe and supportive space for exploration and growth. Person-centred therapy is based on the idea that you possess an innate capacity for self-understanding and growth. As your therapist, I provide a non-judgmental and accepting environment, where you can freely explore your thoughts and feelings. Compassion-focused therapy, on the other hand, emphasizes the importance of self-compassion and empathy towards yourself and others. Most people I work with struggle with a strong inner critic and by shrinking it, can develop greater resilience and emotional well-being.
As a therapist, I have found that Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can be a highly effective treatment for individuals who are struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Complex PTSD (C-PTSD). EMDR is a structured therapy approach that involves a series of eye movements, sounds, or taps, while the client recalls traumatic memories. The goal of EMDR is to facilitate the processing of traumatic memories, which can become stuck or "frozen" in the brain and contribute to ongoing symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, and anxiety. EMDR can also help individuals to reprocess negative beliefs and feelings that are associated with traumatic experiences, and to develop new, more adaptive ways of coping. Through EMDR, people can learn to integrate traumatic experiences into their life story, and ultimately, to find a greater sense of emotional healing.
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) & somatic approaches can be highly effective in helping people heal from a range of emotional difficulties. AEDP is an attachment-based approach. Through the use of emotion-focused interventions and experiential techniques, clients can learn to process and integrate painful emotions, leading to greater emotional resilience and well-being. Somatic approaches recognize the importance of the body in the therapeutic process. By helping you to connect with and regulate your bodily sensations, somatic approaches can be particularly helpful for people who have experienced trauma or who struggle with anxiety or depression.
Coaching is a collaborative process that helps you clarify your goals, identify barriers to success, and develop actionable strategies for achieving your objectives. Career counselling focuses specifically on helping you identify and pursue fulfilling career paths. Through coaching and career counselling, you can gain greater clarity about your strengths, values, and aspirations, and learn how to leverage these qualities in your professional life. Additionally, these approaches can provide you with practical skills and tools for success, such as effective communication, time management, and problem-solving skills. Ultimately, coaching and career counselling can be highly empowering for people, helping them to achieve their professional goals and build fulfilling careers.
Logotherapy is based on the belief that individuals are motivated by a need to find meaning and purpose in their lives, and that this search for meaning can be a key factor in mental health and well-being. Through the use of techniques such as Socratic dialogue and existential analysis, logotherapy helps individuals to explore their values, beliefs, and life experiences, and to identify sources of meaning and purpose in their lives. By focusing on the individual's own unique sense of meaning, logotherapy can be particularly helpful for those who are experiencing a sense of existential emptiness or a loss of direction in life. Ultimately, logotherapy offers a framework for individuals to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their place in the world, and to find greater fulfillment and meaning in their lives.
IFS is based on the premise that every person has different "parts" within them, each with its own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. These parts can sometimes conflict with each other, leading to internal tension and distress. Through the use of mindfulness and compassionate inquiry, IFS helps us identify and work with our different parts, promoting greater self-awareness, self-compassion, and emotional regulation. By helping you develop a more compassionate and accepting relationship with yourself, IFS can be particularly helpful if you have experienced trauma, attachment difficulties, or other forms of emotional distress. Ultimately, IFS offers a powerful framework for people to understand your own inner world.